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Please Help Us Help Texas

Orphan Grain Train is planning for several shipments of goods, food and supplies as well as the volunteer village for relief efforts in Texas following the destruction of Hurricane Harvey. We will need to have dry ground to set up the volunteer village units and permits obtained. For now we are collecting hygiene kits (these can contain toothpaste), new underwear and socks, tennis shoes, diapers, formula, non-perishable food, cleaning supplies to include large sponges, large heavy trash bags, brooms, mops, 5 gallon bucket, dust masks, safety glasses, work gloves, cleaning gloves (kitchen latex), tarps, pry bars (for removing sheetrock), square shovels, wheelbarrows, pressure washers (gas), and gas powered generators. A cleaning bucket can be prepared which would include a 5 gallon bucket, 1 large sponge, 1 roll paper towels, 2 gallons of liquid cleaner (Mr. Clean, Pine-sol, Lysol), 1 powder cleanser (Comet, Ajax), 1 kitchen latex gloves, 1 broom, and 1 mop. Any of these items can be delivered to the Norfolk OGT warehouse at 606 West Phillip Avenue Monday through Friday from 9 AM – 4 PM. The cost to transport one truckload round-trip including processing fees, warehouse storage and delivery is approximately $6,000.00 so any financial support would be appreciated. Monetary donations can be sent to Orphan Grain Train, P. O. Box 1466, Norfolk, NE 68702 or donate on line by clicking the Donate button. Please indicate disaster relief – Hurricane Harvey. Thank you for supporting the missions of Orphan Grain Train and the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Please pray for those that have lost so much and for the dedicated rescuers.