Manager: Cathy Robinson
800-933-2121 ext. #1706
N4993th 6th Dr.
Westfield, WI 53964
Kentucky to Receive Blessings
Wisconsin Branch shipped a load of blankets, beddings, clothing, coats, shoes, almost 10,000 lbs. of food, furniture, household items, hygiene supplies, medical supplies, toys, office furniture and school supplies to Myra, KY. Manna for Heaven will receive the supplies that are shared with families living in poverty in the region. Myra is located in the Appalachian Mountains where families struggle with 70% unemployment due to the closing of the coal mines. Thank you to our volunteers and donors in Wisconsin!(6/2017)
Latvia to Receive 1st Shipment Of The Year
OGT’s first shipment for the new fiscal year left Wisconsin last Wednesday and is in route to Pastor Eisaks at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pampali, Latvia. The volunteers at the Wisconsin Branch were busy loading blankets, quilts, linens, clothing, coats, shoes, canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, and hygiene supplies. Thank you to our volunteers and donors for helping those in need in Latvia.(6/2017)
Decorated Pails To Brighten Up The Day
Last December St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano, WI and OGT’s Wisconsin Branch kicked off a special project to collect 5,000 pails to help families in Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew. The pails could be used to collect clean drinking water and stop the spread of cholera. The children at St. James, St. Paul; Bonduel and St. Martin; Clintonville, WI all joined the project in creating their personal pail for a child in Haiti. The children decorated the pails with their favorite Bible passage or words of encouragement and love. The project was a huge success with collecting approximately 8,000 pails! The pails were shipped to Haiti earlier this year along with 21,600 rice meals, canned vegetables, infant formula, hygiene kits, and medical equipment. The pictures are the buckets being used in Haiti and the showing of the wonderful drawings from the children.(6/2017)
Buckets of Joy
Sandra Koch with Help For Haiti had received buckets on a shipment from OGT’s Wisconsin Branch. The buckets are a necessity for families for carry water back to their home. They also use the buckets to clean up water after a flood. Sister Joseph received almost 200 buckets. She filled them with bottled water, canned veggies and other supplies donated by OGT and each family received a bucket filled with gifts. It is amazing how simple a bucket is for us but is a necessity and valued by the Haitians.(6/2017)
Aid + Bible Mission = God's Word Spread
Bible Mission in Kishinau, Moldova will soon be receiving humanitarian aid from the Wisconsin Branch volunteers. The volunteers were busy yesterday loading blankets/quilts/linens, clothing, coats, hygiene kits, canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, and school kits/supplies/backpacks. Bible Mission offers Bible classes and camps, help for orphans, widows, the elderly and disabled. They share the message of the Gospel with all. Pictures are the volunteers at the Wisconsin Branch hard at work – thank you!
Manna From Heaven Helped
Manna From Heaven is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains in Myra, KY. This region of the US has been hit with poverty due to closing of coal mines and lack of other industrial work. Manna From Heaven opens its doors to families in need offering food, clothing, household items and supplies. Last week the Wisconsin Branch volunteers loaded a shipment of bedding, clothing, food, furniture, household items, hygiene kits, medical equipment, toys, school kits and backpacks for Manna From Heaven. What wonderful gifts for families in the Appalachian Mountains.(3/2017)
Blessed with Safety
Last year the Wisconsin Branch volunteers loaded a shipment containing blankets/quilts/linens, sleeping mats, clothing, coats and shoes, firefighting gear, hygiene kits, and medical equipment for Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Wisconsin Branch’s Administrative Secretary Linda Isberner was able to get the donated firefighting gear from where her husband and son volunteer and also her other son’s department. OGT’s recipient Compassion received the items and shared the 29 boxes of firefighting gear with the town of Cholpon-Ata. Lieutenant-colonel Dusheev, the Head of the fire service, writes that they provide fire safety to the towns and villages of the region with the population of 70,000 people. The fire service of the region is in a poor condition and there are no funds in the budget for new clothing and equipment, so they gladly accepted the fire fighter clothing. These firefighting suites are a blessing for the men and their safety. Thank you!! The pictures below are of the firefighting gear and other humanitarian aid delivered. (2-2017)
Buckets of Fun
Wisconsin Branch volunteers were busy yesterday loading a shipment for Haiti. The inventory included 441 boxes of vegetables, baby formula, 100 boxes of processed rice meals, medical equipment, hygiene kits and 1,497 – 5 gallon buckets. Pictures are of the hard working volunteers loading the shipment and all those buckets!(2/2017)
Hardworking Volunteers Make OGT Possible
OGT’s Wisconsin Branch volunteers loaded a shipment for Social Charity Fund ‘Compassion’ in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Compassion helps the elderly, disabled, orphans and the poor. They will soon be receiving blankets, linens, clothing and shoes, accessories, layette and hygiene kits, canes/crutches/walkers, bicycles, and sewing supplies to share with the needy. Thank you to our donors and volunteers that help make these shipments possible. Pictured are the hard working volunteers loading the shipment for Kyrgyzstan.(2/2017)
Gifts are on Their Way
Wisconsin Branch shipped a load to Tashkent, Uzbekistan December 14th to the New Hope Foundation. They will soon be receiving blankets, quilts, linens, stuffed toys, hat, gloves, scarves, coats, clothes, shoes, layette kits, and medical equipment to share with disabled children and individuals in need. Photos are of the Wisconsin Branch volunteers loading the shipment on a cold winter day. Thank you for your dedication and time!(12/2016)
Many Thanks from Romania!
Bread of Life in Romania had a very nice post on Facebook about the recent shipment! This was shipped from OGT's Wisconsin Branch earlier this year. Thank you to our donors and volunteers that make these shipments of caring gifts possible!
Bread of Life Post:
"Many thanks to our friends at Orphan Grain Train who sent us this 40 foot container packed tight with much needed clothing and other items for the poor. From our warehouse this blessing will be shared with the Orphanage and Feeding Centers in remote villages for this winter.
May God bless you!" (click here to see video) (12/2016)
Relief Arrives in Haiti
Thankful families in Haiti will soon have much needed drinking water distributed to them. Yesterday Help For Haiti (HFH) unloaded a shipment containing drinking water that was shipped from the Wisconsin Branch. Sandra Koch with HFH was grateful for the shipment and will send unloading photos soon.(11/2016)
Working Away to Help Those Near and Far
Recently the Wisconsin Branch volunteers loaded a shipment for Foster Family Society in Riga, Latvia. They will soon be receiving blankets/quilts, linens, clothing, coats, shoes, canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs and toys. What wonderful gifts for our friends in Latvia – thank you to our donors and volunteers.(11/2016)
Oh What an Impact Your Donations Make!
In May 2016, the Wisconsin Branch loaded a shipment for Kyrgyzstan. We do not always know the impact that our donations will have. Public Fund “Compassion” distributed this shipment of bedding, blankets, quilts, clothing, shoes, coats, commodes, canes, crutches, wheelchairs, and walkers to some very special children and people in institutions. Some of the clothing and blankets were given to the Society of Deaf and Blind, which included 95 individuals on very limited, low income. The Bishkek Center for Homeless Children, ages 3-17, received clothing, blankets and quilts. They have 101 children and another facility houses 45 young adults. Street children, as young as 3, are a huge issue and a reality in Kyrgyzstan. The first picture is of a blind woman receiving OGT donations. The rest of the pictures are of the children in the homeless center. Thank you to our supporters and volunteers for helping to ship hope and love to these very special children and disabled adults.(11/2016)
Number 3 of 4 Containers for Haiti is Off
October 26th OGT's 3rd shipment containing humanitarian aid for Hurricane Matthew victims in Haiti was loaded, this one left from the Wisconsin Branch. The hurting and hungry Haitians will be receiving 52,056 Mercy Meals, 7128 Real Hope for the Hungry meals; chili sauce, cheese sauce, canned corn, baby formula, tarps, rope, tape, shovels, gloves, buckets, shoes, bedding, sleeping mats, blankets/quilts, pillowcase dresses, hygiene kits, school supplies, and toys. Help For Haiti will receive the shipment and distribute portions of it to local ministries and organizations to share with their outreach programs to families in need, orphanages, etc. Thank you to our donors and volunteers that help make these lifesaving shipments possible. Pictured are children in an orphanage eating rice meals donated by OGT. The other picture is the dividing of rice meal packets for families in need to take home.(10/2016)
Blessings, Blessings, and More Blessings
Last June 8, the Wisconsin Branch volunteers loaded a shipment for Dushanbe, Tajikistan. If you are thinking, ”Where is that?” It is a mountainous, landlocked country in Central Asia that is bordered by Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. OGT’s recipient Mayak recently unloaded the shipment containing 63,360 Mercy Meals, quilts, bedding, clothing, coats, shoes, hats, gloves, scarves, commodes, crutches/canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. The food and relief supplies were distributed to families in need and 5 different organizations.(8/2016)
Helping Out Eachother Right Here at Home
In June the Wisconsin Branch shipped a load to Native American Heritage Association (NAHA) in Black Hawk, SD. They will soon be receiving 921 boxes of clothing, shoes and accessories, blankets, bedding, stuffed toys, hygiene items, food and school supplies. Thank you to the hard working volunteers for loading all these boxes!(7-2016)
Working Together to Bless Others
June 8, 2016 the Wisconsin Branch volunteers were working hard loading 63,360 Mercy Meals, quilts, bedding, clothing, coats, shoes, hats, gloves, scarves, commodes, crutches/canes, walkers and wheelchairs. This shipment is on its way to Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Our recipient, The Lighthouse “Mayak” is an organization that helps the elderly, orphanages, single mothers with children, and those with no means of income. Many blessings will arrive soon.(6-2016)
Distribution Day a Success
Cornerstone Children’s Ranch recently had a distribution of goods that OGT’s Wisconsin Branch donated and shipped to them. Sherry Vanderhoff and her family are missionaries that volunteer at Cornerstone Children's Ranch. Sherry coordinated a distribution day last March 14 at City Church Del Rio in Del Rio, Texas with a team from United Grace Baptist Church in San Antonio, while they were there on a mission trip. They also had help from several local volunteers. The distribution day was to help the needy children at the local public schools in Del Rio. Some of the children are from one-income families and therefore lack the funds to purchase clothing. The clothing donated by OGT has been a tremendous blessing to these families. They recently had a single mother of 6 children come to the local school asking for help with clothing and were able to provide for all of her children and herself too. Cornerstone Children’s Ranch hopes to start a food bank at City Church Del Rio with the blessings from OGT soon. The pictures are of getting ready for the exciting day of distributing goods to children in need. (3-2016)
Funds Provided to Help Purchase Beans
Wisconsin Branch funded a shipment of 800-50 pound bags (40,000 lbs) of black beans to the Philippines March 17, 2016. The shipment was loaded out of the Norfolk warehouse in Nebraska. This shipment will be going to the island of Mindanao, which is in a state of calamity due to El Nino causing severe drought. The farmers are unable to grow crops for money. They cannot purchase food but also their gardens are not producing vegetables to feed their families. Children and families are starting to starve and OGT received a plea for food. OGT shipped a container of rice-fortified meals a couple of weeks ago. Please pray for relief and help during this difficult time for the people in Mindanao. (3-2016)
Such Warmth Received During the Cold Winter
In January, Wisconsin Branch shipped a load to Riga, Latvia that contained blankets/quilts, linens, men's, women's, and children's clothing, coats and shoes, commode, crutches, walkers, and school supplies. Our recipient unloaded the shipment on March 4th and emailed OGT these pictures and a thank you for all the wonderful supplies for families and organizations in the region. (3-2016)