Wisconsin

Wisconsin Branch
Manager: Cathy Robinson
608-697-6858
800-933-2121 ext. #1706
Wisconsin@ogt.org

Warehouse:
N4993th 6th Dr.
Westfield, WI 53964


Helping Those In Need Far & Near
Wisconsin Branch volunteers loaded blankets, beddings, clothes, shoes, coats, variety of foods, household items, hygiene supplies, toys, school supplies and medical equipment for Mercedes, TX. Mission Emanuel received the goods and will share them with local communities and outreach programs to serve families in need.(11/2017)
 

Working Hard Loading Wonderful Gifts
Lutheran Aid Ministries in Liberia will soon be blessed with quilts, linens, organ, pews, toys, school supplies, clothing, shoes, 14,256 Kids Against Hunger meals, hygiene supplies, furniture and lunch table from OGT’s Wisconsin Branch. The volunteers worked hard to load all the wonderful donations November 8th.(11/2017)


Pre-Fabricated Homes Shipped to Haiti
Wisconsin Branch was instrumental with having 10 pre-fabricated round houses shipped to Haiti. The Brakebush Family Foundation out of Westfield, WI paid for the 10 homes and construction costs which were loaded into a shipping container and left for Port-au-Prince Haiti on October 24. OGT’s Wisconsin Branch paid shipping expenses and they should arrive on November 17. The homes are 18’ in diameter with 8’ sidewalls and each home comes with a solar panel for one light. They are built to withstand high winds and are virtually earthquake proof. Thank you Wisconsin Branch donors and Brakebush Family Foundation for giving sturdy homes to families in need.(10/2017)


Domestic Shipment En Route
Wisconsin Branch shipped a load to Cornerstone Children’s Ranch in Quemado, TX. The children’s ranch received bedding, clothing, mixed foods, furniture, household items, hygiene, medical equipment/supplies, school supplies, and toys to share with the children at the ranch and with families in need in the local communities.(10/2017)


Working Together to Bless Those in Need
October 11th the Wisconsin Branch volunteers worked hard loading 1,016 boxes of clothes, coats and shoes, 6 boxes of hygiene supplies, medical equipment, school supplies, toys, sewing machine and supplies for Latvia. Talsi Evangelical Lutheran Church will be receiving the shipping container of goods to share with those in need in the local communities. The toys will be shared with the children at Christmas time. What wonderful blessings for the children and families in need in Latvia.(10/2017)


September Busy Helping in the U.S.
Wisconsin Branch has been busy during September with domestic shipments. They shipped clothing, linens and household items/furniture to Latin American Lutheran Missions in Laredo, TX. Bedding, clothes, food, hygiene and school kits, medical equipment and toys were delivered to Iglesia Lutheran Cristo in Del Rio, Texas. Another shipment of clothes, food, furniture and supplies went to Manna from Heaven to help families living in poverty in Myra, Kentucky. The fourth shipment went to NAHA – Native American Heritage Association in Black Hawk, SD to help families on 6 different reservations in North and South Dakota. They received bedding, clothes and food. Thank you to the hard working volunteers that sorted, packed and loaded all these items.(9/2017)


Beans to Fill the Bellies of Thousands
Wisconsin Branch purchased 40,000 pounds of black beans in Nebraska and covered the cost to have them shipped from the Norfolk warehouse to Haiti. The Norfolk warehouse volunteers loaded the 800 – 50 lb. bags of beans plus 2 boxes of storage bags for the bean distribution. Sandra Koch with Help For Haiti will be receiving the black beans and will be sharing those with orphanages, the elderly, schools and other organizations to share with those in need.(8/2017)

Lithuania To Receive Gifts
Sakiai Evangelical Lutheran Parish in Lithuania will soon be receiving blankets/quilts/linens, clothing, coats, shoes, hygiene kits, canes, commodes, crutches, shower chairs, toilet risers, walkers, and wheelchairs from OGT’s Wisconsin Branch. These wonderful gifts will be shared with families and organizations in need.(7/2017)


Container Full Of Goods For Haiti
Wisconsin Branch volunteers loaded a variety of goods and food for Haiti.  Inventory included hospital beds/mattresses, canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, sleeping mats, 1,810 buckets, 4 wheeled carts, freezer, tools, tarps, vegetables, water, and baby formula. Sandra Koch with Help For Haiti will receive the goods to share with those in need.  (7/2017)


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 June 7th 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
In December 2016 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 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. 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  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)


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)