Norfolk Warehouse

Norfolk Warehouse

606 W. Phillip  Ave.
Norfolk, NE 68701

Warehouse Manager: 
Doug Trampe
402.371.7393 ext. 148

Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday 9am to 4pm.  
Closed from noon to 1pm for lunch.

Lutheran Church of Liberia Elated By Gifts
September 2017 the Norfolk warehouse volunteers loaded a shipment containing 73,008 Kids Against Hunger meals (KAH), sleeping mats, baptismal font, lecterns, church supplies, choir robes, Bibles, Christian resource materials, hymnals, clothing, shoes, walkers, bicycles, toys, school desks/chairs, chalkboards, sports equipment, and books for Monrovia, Liberia. Rev. Amos Bolay with Lutheran Church of Liberia received the shipment and shared these pictures of the KAH meals being used at one of their Lutheran schools. The children are grateful for the rice meals. Schools in Liberia require students to wear uniforms. The shipment was filled with many blessings for families and the Lutheran schools and churches in Liberia – thank you to our donors.(12/2017)

Kansas School Donates Desks and More
In June 2017 the Larned Collection station in Kansas was blessed with desks. The Larned School District, USD 495 built a new grade school, pre-school through grade 5 and closed 3 old grade school buildings. USD 495 donated the desks and other equipment in the old schools which was 252 desks, 366 chairs, 23 tables and other equipment-2 semi loads full to OGT. Larned volunteers and men from the local correctional facility helped to load the semis. The two semis were taken to the Norfolk warehouse. One shipment of the school furnishings was shipped to Charitable Foundation "Mariam" in the Ukraine and was unloaded this week. The other shipment will be going to Joe Boway with Lutheran schools in Liberia this January. These are wonderful blessings for teachers and children receiving these gifts – thank you Larned School District, USD 495!(12/2017)

Mattresses Delivered for Volunteers Helping in Texas
OGT purchased 50 various size mattresses for volunteers to use at Salem Lutheran Church in Tomball, TX. Some of the volunteers were sleeping on the floor at the church so we worked with Gallery Furniture in Houston to have mattresses delivered. Thank you to the volunteers helping to rebuild Houston.(12/2017)

Uganda to be Blessed with Food and Solar Ovens
A shipment of 182,952 Mercy Meals, 73,656 Kids Against Hunger meals and 4 solar ovens in a shipper owned container were shipped to Arua, Uganda from the Norfolk warehouse. Registered Trustees of Arua Diocese along with Helfen Wir! which means “Let’s Help!” will receive the container for storage and the food and ovens will be distributed to camps for refugees fleeing South Sudan.(12/2017)

First Container for Puerto Rico Arrives Second is On Its Way
OGT’s first shipment to Puerto Rico is at port and is scheduled to be picked up today from our recipient Centro Cristiano Gracia Y Verdad Inc.! This shipment was loaded in Indiana and funded by OGT international office from the Hurricane Relief Fund. Yesterday the Norfolk warehouse volunteers (pictured) loaded second shipment for Puerto Rico and is scheduled to go to rail yard next week to begin its journey to San Juan. Please pray for the safety and ease of unloading the cargo today and for safe travels of the second shipment to assist the many children and families needing help in Puerto Rico.(11/2017)

Donations Shipped To Compassion in Kyrgyzstan
Norfolk warehouse volunteers loaded quilts, clothes, coats, shoes, furniture, medical equipment and bicycles yesterday for Kyrgyzstan. Compassion will receive the goods and they work with disabled individuals, the elderly, blind, orphans and families living in poverty. What a blessing for those receiving these donated goods. Photos are from Compassion showing prior distributions to those in need.(11/2017)

Remote School To Receive Supplies
Monday November 13th the Norfolk warehouse volunteers loaded a shipment for Kids International Ministries (KIM) in the Philippines. One of the items loaded was an encyclopedia set which was a special request by a remote school that does not have internet access and needed a set for teaching. KIM will be receiving math books, convertible bench table, student desks, chairs and supplies to be used at their school. What wonderful gifts for the teachers and the children. Photos are previous ones sent from KIM’s school in the Philippines.(11/2017)

Zambia's Container is on its Way
November 7, 2017 the Norfolk warehouse shipped humanitarian aid to Gospel Link Zambia. The donations included 33,264 Kids Against Hunger meals, 49,896 Mercy Meals, quilts, Christian books, clothes, accessories, shoes, hygiene items, toys, medical equipment, school backpacks, trays, sports equipment, sewing machines and supplies. Gospel Link Zambia has feeding programs for children and families living poverty and at their clinic.(11/2017)

Hurricane Relief Supplies to Houston
The week of October 30th, a shipment of hurricane relief supplies were shipped to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Houston. The Norfolk warehouse shipped donated generators, diapers, hygiene kits and OGT purchased tools, wheelbarrows, air compressor, pressure washer, respirator and hard hats/goggles from donations designated for Hurricane Relief. Gloria Dei is where OGT set up two bedroom units for volunteers to sleep in and use Gloria Dei facility for meals and showers. The tools and supplies will be for the volunteers to use while rebuilding homes destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.(11/2017)

Shipment to Haiti Will Benefit 7 Organizations
November 2nd the Norfolk warehouse volunteers loaded 171,072 Mercy Meals, children's clothing and shoes, hospital beds, exam tables, PETs (all terrain wheelchairs), solar lights, desks, chairs and school supplies for Haiti. The goods are designated to several organizations and will be distributed to Helping Hands for Haiti, Haiti Baptist Mission, Mission Haiti, La Gonave Alive, House of Hope, Haiti Lutheran Mission Society, and Help for Haiti. OGT is grateful to be able to ship so many different and wonderful gifts for the children, families, elderly and disabled people in Haiti.(11/2017)

Gifts Cherished By Those With Very Little
Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) in Leon, Nicaragua was able to receive a shipment of quilts/linens, clothing, shoes, Spanish Bibles, church lectern, purses/handbags, dental chair, bed frames and mattresses, diapers, hospital beds, medical equipment, bicycles, Christmas gift boxes, stuffed toys, solar oven, projection screens, chalk boards, school tables/chairs, school supplies, and sewing machines from the Norfolk warehouse. Georgina with LHM said some of the items are in storage until distribution and some will be saved for the children at Christmas time. These gifts are always cherished for children with very little. The hospital beds and furnishings went to a small hospital in Quilali nestled in the northern hills of Nicaragua. Thank you OGT donors and volunteers for helping to share these gifts to families in Nicaragua.(11/2017)

Mission Heart Helps Load for Zambia
October 23rd the Norfolk warehouse volunteers along with help from Mission Heart volunteers from Central City loaded 57,024 Mercy Meals, 19,008 Kids Againt Hunger meals, adult and child PETs (all terrain wheelchairs), generators, building supplies, clothing, medical linens/furnishings/equipment, dental cabinets, hand tools, whiteboard, and bicycles for Gospel Link Zambia in Chongwe, Zambia. Dr. Marjie Heier with Chifundo Rural Health Center will be receiving the medical items for the clinic and will share the food and supplies with children and families in need. They have several feeding programs that help undernourished children and pregnant women. What wonderful gifts for those in need in Zambia.(11/2017)

Several Schools Blessed in Romania
OGT shipped 14 pallets of sportswear and clothing, 128,304 Kids Against Hunger meals, bicycles, and school supplies to Bucharest, Romania earlier this year. Bread of Life Orphanage was elated to receive the clothing, food and other supplies and shared these pictures with OGT. They are a Christian organization that has an orphanage and also assists widows, the unborn, homeless children, needy families and offer feeding programs. The uniforms went to several different schools that cannot afford uniforms and felt so blessed to receive these. How wonderful to see the children’s smiles and pride with their new sportswear. Thank you to our donors and volunteers!(10/2017)

Container for India on its Way
Earlier in October, the Norfolk warehouse volunteers loaded 755 boxes of recreational sports wear for Jesus Shines Ministries in Hyderabad, India. The ministry will share the clothing with families living in poverty and orphanages. Thank you again to our donors and volunteers!(10/2017)

Container To Arrive For Christmas
Charitable Foundation "Mariam" works with the elderly, blind, orphanages, disabled individuals and families living in poverty in Melitopol, Ukraine and will soon be receiving blankets, winter accessories and clothing, bed frames/mattresses, canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, bicycles, toys, bookcases, office chairs, file cabinets, and chalkboards. The Norfolk warehouse volunteers loaded all items October 18th and should be in the Ukraine before Christmas so the children can be blessed with some of the gifts.(10/2017)

Ghana Shipment Distributed
Earlier this year the Norfolk warehouse shipped its first load in years of humanitarian aid to Ghana. Save the Poor International in Accra received the shipment of blankets/quilts, sleeping mats, Bibles, summer clothing, women's shoes, hygiene kits, hospital beds, hospital furnishings, canes, crutches, wheelchairs, walkers, orthopedic supplies, bicycles, toys, floor mats, school desks, classroom tables, chairs, chalkboards, and school supplies to distribute to various schools and medical facilities. A portion of the clothing included school uniforms and these were a hit with the students and administrators. The schools are located in the very poor areas and do not have the funds nor do the families to purchase uniforms and were delighted and blessed to receive these. Enjoy the pictures of the children with their new uniforms, books and Bibles from OGT donors! Thank you!(10/2017)

Balancing Act Unloading
Last July the Norfolk warehouse shipped a container filled with 12,960 Kids Against Hunger meals, 243,648 Mercy Meals to Children Relief Services, Inc. (CRS) in Monrovia, Liberia. Rev. Earley with CRS sent an email thanking OGT and praising God for the shipment of food. She shared how excited families and children were when they saw the container arrive and everyone helped to unload the boxes. The food will be shared with the elderly, orphanages, the poor and families in need. What amazing pictures of the boxes on heads of women while unloading the container.  (9-2017)

Help for the Soul and Body
On July 28, 2017 the Norfolk warehouse shipped a load of humanitarian aid to Rainbow Network in Nicaragua. Rainbow Network assists those in need in the rural areas. On September 5, 2017 they were able to unload blankets/linens, Spanish Bibles, clothing, shoes, single mattress frames and mattresses, PETs (all terrain wheelchairs), medical gurney, over the bed tables, electric wheelchairs and bicycles. Pictures are of the gifts being unloaded.

People of Mindanao to be Helped 
The Norfolk warehouse shipped a load of humanitarian aid to World Harvest Mt. Moriah Camp on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Mt. Moriah helps the very poor in rural areas, hospitals, displaced persons and families, orphanages and the elderly. They will soon be receiving 99,792 Mercy Meals, 80 pounds of rice, blankets, linens, Bibles, shoes, handbags, sports uniforms, sports equipment, toys, Christmas gift boxes, single bed frames and mattresses, adult diapers, hygiene kits, towels, medical equipment, PETS, mini-marts for PETS, bicycles, carpet mats, and sewing machines to share with those in need.(8/2017)

LHM Nicaragua Excited for Shipment to Arrive
The Norfolk warehouse volunteers loaded a shipment for Lutheran Hour Ministries in Leon, Nicaragua. Ricardo Arguello with LHM recently received the shipment of quilts, clothing, shoes, new underwear, adult diapers, summer recreational clothing, twin bed frames with new mattresses, adult diapers, medical equipment, orthopedic supplies, bicycles, stuffed toys, office desks/chairs, and school backpacks. LHM staff and volunteers visit schools, and other outreach arenas to talk to young people about life situations and provide youth with guidance on how to approach choices in life through a biblical perspective. LHM in Nicaragua also has outreach programs to help families and the elderly living in poverty. What wonderful donations to share with others in need.(8/2017)

Helping Those Who Live on Trash Mountain
Kids International Ministries (KIM) in the Philippines shares OGT donated Mercy Meals with families living on “Smokey Mountain”. This mountain is not like the U.S.
Smokey Mountain range, it is a mountain of trash that families, including young children, pick through heaping piles of garbage all day to find things like plastic straws to recycle. There is burning rubble all around. Lung sicknesses are common and life expectancy is even shorter up there. KIM has a mission group that takes the Mercy Meals to a Filipino pastor who ministers to that area while sharing food with the families. Thank you to our donors and volunteers that give to help those living on Trash Mountain.(8/2017)

India is in Store for Great Blessings
India Transformed in Bangalore, India will be receiving 95,688 KAH meals, blankets, quilts, linens, women's and children's recreational clothing, school chairs/desks, chalkboards, supplies, and classroom tables from the Norfolk Warehouse. They reach out to women to offer a trade for them to gain independence and self-worth. They also give children living in poverty and on the streets an opportunity to attend school and to help break the cycle of illiteracy and poverty. Through the outreach and feeding programs they also share the Gospel, less than 2% of India’s population is Christian. Thank you to our volunteers and donors for giving hope to those in need in India.(8/2017)

Rainbow Network in Nicaragua Grateful for Blessings
Rainbow Network has been a recipient of OGT’s for several years. They are a Christian Ministry assisting children and families in the remote regions of Nicaragua living in poverty.  Volunteers at the Norfolk warehouse loaded blankets/quilts, Spanish Bibles, clothes, shoes, furniture, medical equipment, 13 adult and child’s PETs (all terrain wheelchairs) and bicycles. What wonderful gifts for their ministry to share with the families along with the Gospel.(7/2017)

So Many Hands Working Together for God's Glory
OGT’s recipient in Bacolod, Negros in the Philippines is Ryan Tormentor with Christian Missionary Baptist Church. Ryan helps the children and families struggling with starvation, poverty and poor medical conditions in his region. He also has several feeding and outreach programs he supports. July 27th the Norfolk warehouse shipped 28,512 Kids Against Hunger meals, 120 pounds of rice, 21,600 pounds of dried corn, blankets, linens, sleeping mats, bed frames and mattresses, hygiene kits, crutches, wheelchair, bicycles, carpet mats, chalkboards, school maps and easel, food trays, school kits, soccer balls, tennis balls, sewing machines, fabric, and yarn for the children and families in Negros.(7/2017)

Monrovia to Receive Shipment of Food 
Earlier in July the Norfolk warehouse shipped 12,960 Kids Against Hunger meals and 243,648 Mercy Meals to Monrovia, Liberia. OGT’s new recipient is Children Relief Services, Inc. (CRS) who helps with basic needs for children that have been orphaned or abandoned. They also assist children to attend school, most parents cannot afford school. Rev. Hilary Enoch Earley with CRS is grateful for the much needed food for the forgotten children of Monrovia.(7/2017)

Domestic Shipments On The Road
The Norfolk warehouse volunteers were busy loading 2 shipments of various foods for the Native American Heritage Association in Black Hawk, SD. The Association will share the food with families and organizations on the Sioux Reservations of South Dakota. Two of the poorest counties in the U.S. are on the Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation and Crow Creek Reservation, with over 63% of the people living below the federal poverty line. Thank you to our donors and volunteers for helping to provide nourishment and full bellies.

140 Boxes Packed in 5 Hours
OGT had a great group of ambitious youth from First Christian Church in Norfolk, NE help with a packing event. Approximately 32 youths and 3 leaders sorted clothes into OGT shipping boxes from 9 until 2. They took a lunch break with pizza and ice cream sandwiches while watching a video about the history and missions of OGT. This hard working group packed 140 boxes which will ship to serve those in need in Nicaragua. It was a great experience with everyone working hard and having fun while serving our Lord.(6/2016)

Norfolk Rescue Mission Lended a Helping Hand
Norfolk warehouse volunteers along with volunteers from the Norfolk Rescue Mission worked hard loading a shipment for Kids International Ministries in the Philippines. KIM will soon be receiving 400 lbs. of rice, 249,480 Mercy Meals, piano, household items, school equipment and supplies. What wonderful blessings for their school and orphanage. Thank you Norfolk Rescue Mission helpers for getting this shipment loaded.(6/2017)

Many to be Blessed by Meals 
Sandra Koch with Help For Haiti recently received a shipment containing 49,896 Mercy Meals and 201,960 Kids Against Hunger (KAH) meals. A majority of the food was distributed with 7 other organizations helping the poor. Pictured is Sister Lops receiving 129,600 meals donated by Sioux Falls KAH meals. She will share with the orphanages and schools she works with in Haiti.(6/2017)

Zambia Grateful For Shipment
OGT recently shipped 156,816 Mercy Meals, 150 fifty pound bags bean/pea medley, 154 boxes processed black beans, 206 boxes processed pinto beans, and surgical stands to Dr. Marjie Heier with Gospelink in Zambia. Dr. Heier helps with the distribution of food to children and families in desperate need. She shared these photos of food being distributed to children at school and the Mercy Meals being unloaded. If you would like to learn more about OGT changing lives in Zambia, Dr. Heier will be one of our speakers at OGT’s 25th Anniversary Convention this September 15 & 16 in Norfolk, NE. Visit to find out more information and to register.(6/2017)

Critical Call for Tents
On April 29, 2017 there were 24 people killed when heavy rains triggered landslides which swept through a village in southern Kyrgyzstan. Among those buried alive were nine children. On May 11 OGT received an email from our recipient Compassion asking for tents to help families now homeless. OGT already had a shipment scheduled for Compassion on May 17 and made calls to purchase tents and be delivered to OGT before ship date. OGT was able to purchase 3- 12x20 and 2-12x12 tents, large enough to house several families. They will be given to Ministry of Emergency Situations to set up and house the families. Compassion will also be receiving children’s clothing for their orphanage. The rest of the inventory includes medical equipment, clothing, shoes, adult/child’s PETs (all terrain wheelchair), bikes and toys. Please pray for the families and community of the lost lives and for speedy travels for the container of goods and tents.  (5-2017)

Save the Poor International Shipment On Its Way
May 11th the Norfolk warehouse volunteers were busy loading a shipment to a new recipient Save the Poor International in Ghana. They assist with education, health, welfare of orphans, street children and persons with disability in urban and rural Accra, Ghana. They will soon be receiving blankets/quilts, sleeping mats, Bibles, clothing, shoes, hygiene kits, hospital beds/furnishings, canes, crutches, wheelchairs, walkers, orthopedic supplies, bicycles, toys, floor mats, school desks, classroom tables/chairs, chalkboards, and school supplies. Such wonderful blessings to help the families they serve.(5/2017)

Shipment of Food to Bless in the U.S.
Norfolk warehouse shipped two domestic loads of food today. The Native American Heritage Association in Black Hawk, SD will be receiving 26 pallets of refrigerated food. The second load is helping Cornerstone Children’s Ranch in Quemado, TX. They will be receiving 26 pallets of dry food for their facility and outreach programs. What wonderful blessings for so many people.(5/2017)

A Beautiful Thank You from the Philippines
OGT received these amazing pictures from our recipient Ryan Tormentar with Christian Missionary Baptist Church in Bacolod, Negros in the Philippines. The shipment was unloaded and some of the goods distributed last week. They are grateful to have received 42,768 Mercy Meals, 200 pounds rice, bedding, Bibles, beds/mattresses, folding chairs, hygiene kits, towels, household items, school kits, adult and child PETs (all terrain wheelchairs), wheelchairs, crutches, solar ovens, classroom tables, file cabinets, and toys. Notice how they unloaded the 40 foot shipping container by hand and assembly line. They are resourceful people with over loading and strapping down some of the goods on a motorcycle with a side cart. What beautiful gifts for so many people in desperate need. Thank you to our donors.(4/2017)

Faith Orphanage Receives Blessings from OGT
Recently Bethel Bible Mission in Ghana received an OGT shipment. Some of the cloths, bicycles and Bibles were distributed to Evg. James Azorda, founder of Faith Orphanage. He was grateful for the items and the first picture is of James with the Bibles, clothes and bikes and the next picture is of the Bibles being shared with the children and those in need.(4/2017)

Cite Soleil to Receive Supplies and Food
Cite Soleil, Haiti has received enormous rains recently and is having problems with flooding. OGT’s recipient Sandra Koch with Help For Haiti (HFH) is grateful for the supplies and food from OGT. She has been loading pickup trucks with buckets to help with cleanup. She also shared being out of the Mercy Meals but is purchasing rice locally to give with the edible dried beans and canned food recently donated from OGT. She will be taking the food to seven different sectors in Cite Soleil for families to be able to eat for Easter! What wonderful blessings for so many families on Easter. Thank you HFH and our donors and volunteers. Below are past pictures from HFH of those receiving help from OGT.(4/2017)