Volunteers From All Walks of Life
Tessa Nelson on 10/06/2017
At the Maryland Branch they have had many volunteers from all walks of life, young and old. Here is a letter written to them by a student at Annapolis Area Christian School who was moved to help people in need through our charity. In the letter, Ms. Eberle is Elfie Eberle, Maryland Branch manager.
"I had the opportunity to serve at Orphan Grain Train for my 7th Grade Service Project. While I was there, I asked what was the greatest need. Ms. Eberle told me they never had enough school supplies. So I purposed in my heart to find school supplies for them. Later that month, we had a running fundraiser at school. I went around and got people to sponsor me a certain dollar amount per lap. I ran as fast as I could, knowing the more I ran, the more money I would raise. I was able to raise $300.00 to buy school supplies. My mom and I went all over town to buy supplies during the month of August. We were able to purchase a lot of supplies and brought them to Orphan Grain Train. Ms. Elfie told me they were life giving, because the key to getting out of poverty is to get an education. I am happy and proud that I was able to help a child do that. I plan to continue my efforts with Orphan Grain Train. They are such a blessing to so many people and I am thankful I can be a part of it! ~Brady Fortlage" (Sept. 2017).