Indiana

Indiana Branch

Manager: Gene Ernst
indianaogt@gmail.com
Warehouse:
209 So. Jackson
Jonesville, Indiana 47247
(812) 405-2045

Warehouse Hours:
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 3pm.  Other times are by appointment only.  Please call for more information: (812) 405-2045

 

Indiana Branch News



Many To Benefit From Donations 
The Indiana Branch volunteers located in Jonesville loaded boxes filled with summer clothing and used shoes from their warehouse, over 1,100 pairs of new shoes and sandals from a distributor in Columbus, Ohio, and medical supplies donated from a retired doctor in Seymour, IN. The container was picked up by Life International Resources which will have the goods shipped to Guinea, Africa. Pictures are of the volunteers loading the boxes by hand then taking a well-deserved water and cookie break because it was hot in the trailer and the end result of gifts loaded for Guinea.(8/2018)


20 Years of Serving Those in Need
Indiana Branch celebrated 20 years of serving those in need around the world! Recently they had an open house with presentations, tours and treats. Indiana Branch used the Latvia Love Box as their theme since it was the first country OGT shipped to plus it was their first shipment out of their new warehouse back in 2015. Gene Ernst, branch manager (in first photo) is grateful to the volunteers and contributors who have supported Indiana Branch for 20 years.(8/2018)

Domestic Loads Delivered to Grateful Families
The Indiana Branch delivered blankets, clothing, household items, kid’s toys, sports equipment and student chairs to 2 locations. Red Bird Mission in Beverly, KY received 2 loads and Orange Co Women's Ministry in Paoli, IN received one load of goods and supplies. What wonderful gifts for families in need.(8/2018)


Manna From Heaven in Myra Kentucky Grateful For Gifts
OGT’s Indiana branch delivered a pickup and trailer load of wooden bunkers filled with household items, games, books, and toys, along with 8 bikes, many baby items, strollers, pack ‘n plays, etc. to Manna From Heaven in Myra KY. Indiana branch manager Gene Ernst and his wife Vivian made the trip and were greeted by one of the managers of Manna From Heaven Lois Tackett (center) and three other ladies who helped off load on a hot, sultry summer day. They shared stories about how a previous load of goods and bikes were given out through a local Baptist church. Even the wooden bunker boxes were recycled as storage space, coffee tables, raised garden spaces, and for raising chickens and rabbits. A very ingenious group in Myra using everything that was delivered, as they said, God is good. Indeed He is!(6/2018)


Red Bird Mission in Kentucky Given Blessings to Share
Red Bird Mission in Beverly, KY assists families living in poverty, offers a work program for improving local homes, spiritual and educational classes in the local communities. Indiana Branch volunteers in Jonesville loaded and shipped bedding, clothing, shoes, household items, diapers and toys for their use and distribution to families in need.(6/2018)


Youth Excited to Help OGT
On March 12th 2018 students and their advisers from National Junior Honor Society at Lutheran Central School in Brownstown, IN helped at the Indiana Branch warehouse located in Jonesville. They diligently worked for 2 1/2 hours serving as the hands of Jesus' love in sorting and sizing clothes. They were a joy to work with and they are looking forward to coming back again later in the spring.(3-2018)


From Indiana to Arkansas to Bless the Republic of Georgia
Indiana Branch and Life Resources International in Arkansas teamed up to ship humanitarian aid to the Republic of Georgia. Indiana Branch volunteers loaded 1,140 boxes of quilts, clothing and coats which were delivered to Arkansas then continued on their journey to Republic of Georgia to be shared with families and children living in poverty, for the disabled, elderly and the homeless.(1/2018)


5th Container Loaded and Off to Puerto Rico
January 4th the Indiana Branch volunteers were busy loading the 5th container for Puerto Rico; shipping costs were paid from OGT’s Hurricane Relief fund. The container was purchased and will remain in Puerto Rico to be used for storage. The volunteers loaded quilts, Bibles, hymnals, shoes, clothes, coats, new socks and undies, cleaning kits/supplies, 57,024 processed food packages (Love the Hungry) and hygiene kits for our recipient Centro Cristiano Gracia Y Verdad Inc. Puerto Ricans are still drastically affected by Hurricane Maria; approximately 55% of electricity has been restored. This means hand washing clothes, challenges cooking food and no running water, hot water or lights for more than 3 months. Thank you to our volunteers and donors for helping with another shipment to Puerto Rico. Please continue to pray for the children and families devastated from Hurricane Maria.(1/2018)


Red Bird Mission in Kentucky Blessed 
Indiana Branch in Jonesville shipped a load to Red Bird Mission in Beverly, KY. Beverly is a very small town that was affected when the coal mines closed. Red Bird Mission has an outreach program which includes surrounding region, a clothes closet, work camp for community improvements and a Christian school for those living in poverty, the elderly and disabled. Red Bird Mission was blessed with blankets, bedding, clothing, coats, shoes, school supplies, backpacks and sewing supplies. Thank you volunteers and donors with the Indiana Branch!(11/2017)


Spreading God's Word Domestically
Indiana Branch shipped quilts, bedding, clothes, shoes, coats, household items, medical equipment, toys and school backpack/supplies to Valley Baptist Retreat Center in Mission, TX. VBR offers missions, camps and retreats to share the Word of God to children and families in the Rio Grande Valley region. This is another place OGT serves others and has the Word of God spread.(11/2017)


Women's Ministry Blessed by Gifts
OGT Indiana delivered a truck load of men's, women's, and children's winter clothes, bunkers of houseware items, seasonal decorations, toys and games to Paoli, IN where Orange County Women's Ministries conducts an outreach community program. Also delivered was a Toro lawn mower and Toro tiller, a bit late for this season but items that will help a family or two next year. This area of Indiana ranks as the poorest area in the state and this women's ministry outreach is a way to connect with some who have very little. May the Lord's love be felt and experienced through these gifts of blessings.(11/2017)


Working with LRI
Indiana Branch partnered with Life Resources International (LRI) in Arkansas to ship humanitarian aid to Republic of Georgia. Indiana Branch volunteers loaded 1,519 boxes of clothes, coats, and shoes that went to Arkansas where more goods were loaded then on its way to help those in need in the Republic of Georgia. What wonderful gifts for LRI outreach program.(7/2017)


Kentucky to Receive Goods
Indiana Branch in Jonesville loaded a shipment of bedding, Christian resources and clothing, household items, clothes, shoes, furniture, medical equipment/supplies, toys and backpacks for Red Bird Missions in Beverly, KY. Red Bird Missions helps individuals with education, economic, spiritual and physical needs at their school and outreach programs.(7/2017)


Nicaragua Shipment Arrives
The week of April 10th Rainbow Network in Managua, Nicaragua unloaded an OGT shipment from the Indiana Branch. They were grateful to receive linens, clothing, shoes, patient gurneys, and over the bed hospital tables. Rainbow Network is a Christian Ministry working only in rural remote Nicaragua with about 42,000 people. They help with housing, economic problems, education and health care. What wonderful gifts to share with Nicaraguan families in need.(4/2017)


Great People to Get a Job Done
Indiana Branch volunteers recently loaded two domestic shipments. The first shipment contained medical equipment and supplies for Red Bird Mission in Beverly, KY. The next shipment was loaded with clothing, shoes, coats and toys for Life Resources International in Arkansas. Life Resources helps families emotionally, physically, spiritually and economically with a hand up, not a hand out.   Below is a picture of the crew that helped load for Arkansas.  (What beautiful gifts for both of these organizations helping those I need.(3/2017)


Helping One Another Help Those in Need
Earlier this week the Indiana Branch and Missouri West Collection center got together to share a load to Ysleta Mission in El Paso, Tx. The shipment started in Jonesville, Indiana and was loaded with clothing, bedding, household items, medical equipment/supplies, school supplies, and toys. Then the truck headed to Concordia, MO to pick up bedding, clothing, medical supplies, toys and school backpacks. What wonderful gifts for the children, families and clinics helped at the Ysleta Mission.(2/2017)

Rainbow Network Awaits Container
OGT’s Indiana Branch volunteers were busy yesterday loading a shipment for Managua, Nicaragua. Our recipient Rainbow Network will be receiving 1,208 boxes of linens, clothing, shoes, gurneys and hospital over the bed tables. Rainbow Network is a Christian ministry working with families in rural remote areas of Nicaragua. They are grateful for the donations to share with the families in need.(2/2017)


Nicaragua Container Ready to Distribute
Last November the Indiana Branch shipped a load to Managua, Nicaragua. Rainbow Network cleared and unloaded the shipment containing blankets/quilts, clothing and shoes, hygiene kits/towels, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, folding/student chairs, backpacks and sports equipment. What wonderful gifts for the families in Nicaragua.(1/2017)