Central Iowa

Central Iowa Branch 

John Maddick
Richard Hartwig

Warehouse location
302 Bevin Street
Clemons, IA 50051
(641) 477-8263

Helping Wildfire Victims in California
OGT’s Nevada-Sierra Branch in Sparks, NV is responding to the request for help with the Paradise, CA fires. They loaded clothing, coats and hygiene kits to be delivered to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Chico, CA for victims of the fires. Please pray for the families that have lost love ones and for the firefighters and others working in the midst of these fires.(11/2018)

Republic of Georgia Container To Bless Many
Recently Central Iowa Branch volunteers in Clemons loaded a shipment of quilts, bicycles, toys, school kits/supplies, sports equipment, clothes, coats, shoes, hygiene kits, and medical equipment/supplies on a brisk Saturday morning for Republic of Georgia. Association of Persons with Disabilities will be receiving the goods to share with children and adults with various disabilities. Praise be to God.(11/2018)

Trinity Navajo Bible Church to Receive Goods
Central Iowa Branch volunteers in Clemons loaded a shipment of toys, books, school supplies/backpacks, sports equipment, student chairs, blankets, bedding, sleeping mats, bibles, clothes, shoes, household items, and medical equipment/supplies for Trinity Navajo Bible Church in Thoreau, NM. The Trinity Bible Church works with families in need and offers outreach programs.(5/2018)

Excited and Thankful for Blessings
In November 2017 the Central Iowa Branch volunteers in Clemons loaded a shipping container full of desks and chairs for Accra, Ghana. Save the Poor International unloaded the shipment and delivered the needed school desks and chairs to Donkokrom schools with great excitement and thankfulness. We are so blessed in the US and what a blessing to be able to share with those less fortunate.(3/2018)

Thank You Sent from Ghana
Central Iowa’s shipment of school desks and chairs for Save The Poor in Ghana has cleared customs. Samuel Yeboah sent a “thank you very much for the beautiful tables and chairs to support our rural community schools and will send distribution pictures soon.”(2/2018)

Desks Being Put to Good Use
School desks donated from Iowa City Public Schools and shipped by OGT’s Central Iowa Branch arrived to Help For Haiti in Haiti and unloaded. The desks replace long wooden benches with no backs and tables that neither are pained or sanded. 50 of them will be transported to the Lutheran school in Laotchikit and Sandra Koch with HFH will distribute the rest to local schools where needed. Pictured are the recently delivered desks and a school using other donated desks from OGT. These are such blessings to the children and teachers – thank you to our donors and Central Iowa Branch volunteers.

We received this story and photos from Sandra Koch with Help For Haiti of the desks donated by Central Iowa Branch being picked up for schools. Amazing! Sandra wrote
“Sister Mirijam came and picked up her 35 desks for the adult literacy school. It took her two trucks, and then Pastor Walt's brother came in a huge truck that was already totally filled up. We thought ...how are they going to fit 50 desks in the truck....but it is Haiti....and they did. The truck was so high it looked like it would fall over!!”(12/2017)


School Desks and Chairs Going to Ghana
Central Iowa Branch volunteers loaded a shipment of 580 student chairs and 361 desks at the Iowa City School. The Central Iowa volunteers had extra help from volunteers with the school. These desks are on their way to our recipient Save the Poor to be shared with schools in Ghana. These are great gifts for the teachers and students half way around the world.(12/2017)

1,424 Boxes Shipped to Families in Latvia
November 4th, the Central Iowa Branch in Clemons loaded a shipment for Latvia which was funded by OGT’s international office in Norfolk, NE. Pampali Ev. Lutheran Church will soon be receiving quilts, linens, clothing, coats, shoes, hygiene supplies, medical equipment, school backpacks/supplies, sports supplies, toys and children's items. The volunteers worked hard loading by hand 1,424 boxes and equipment for families in Latvia – thank you!(11/2017)

Haiti Shipment On Its Way
Central Iowa volunteers in Clemons loaded a shipment of humanitarian aid for Haiti. Also on June 11th they packed 93 boxes - 20,088 meals at Outreach International which was put on this shipment. The other inventory included bedding, linens, sleeping mats, clothing, shoes, hygiene supplies, medical equipment, medical supplies, toys, school desks, and school supplies. Sandra Koch with Help For Haiti will receive the items to distribute to those in need and to other organizations that OGT supports. Thank you to the volunteers for your hard work and muscles loading all of these wonderful gifts.(6/2017)

Blessings Domestically
Central Iowa Branch shipped a load of goods to the Navajo Nation in Gallup, NM. The Navajo Nation extends into the states of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, covering over 27,000 square miles of unparalleled beauty. They received blankets, coats, clothing, shoes, school kits, furniture, hygiene kits, med equipment and supplies. Pictures are from a previous distribution of OGT donations.(12/2016)