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Month:  March 2018

17th Shipment Goes to Georgia

The Orphan Grain Train’s (OGT) New England Branch, located in Terryville, Connecticut loaded a forty foot container of needed items for the Republic of Georgia on February 23, 2018. This was the seventeenth shipment since the Branch was dedicated as the twenty-third branch in the United States for OGT on June of 2014. Nationally, OGT…

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Pillowcase Dresses Bring Happiness to Girls in Haiti

Sandra Koch with Help For Haiti recently received pillowcase dresses along with Mercy Meals and Kids Against Hunger meals from the Norfolk warehouse. Sandra shared the dresses with girls in ‘Norway’, an area in Cite Soleil which borders on the ocean and every time there is a storm the ocean wipes out most of what…

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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…

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Many Gifts Provided to Ysleta Mission in Texas

Ysleta Mission in El Paso, TX recently received a shipping container and its contents of Christian pamphlets, various foods, office furniture, household items and carpet from the Norfolk warehouse. The shipping container will remain for them to use for storage. Thank you to our donors and volunteers for making this shipment possible.

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Third Bedroom Unit Arrives in Texas

The week of March 19th OGT delivered its third bedroom unit to Texas; this one was placed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Corpus Christi. The bedroom unit will be used by volunteers helping with clean up and rebuilding homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey last August. OGT is committed to assisting those affected by Hurricane Harvey for…

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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…

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Food and Goods Shared with Families in Black Hawk, SD

Wisconsin Branch volunteers loaded five pallets of various foods, 10,584 Kids Against Hunger meals, blankets, quilts, coats, shoes, clothing, linens, furniture, chairs and hygiene supplies for Black Hawk, SD. Native American Heritage Association (NAHA) will receive the food and goods to share with families living on several reservations. OGT would like to thank the volunteers…

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Students in Ghana Blessed

Central Nebraska Branch shipped goods to a new recipient in Ghana, Association of English Churches. The association has an outreach program for schools and works with around 200,000 students. They are eager to be receiving blankets, linens, sleeping mats, men’s, clothing, shoes, new underwear, hygiene supplies, sanitary kits, commodes, walkers, wheelchairs, bicycles, toys, file cabinet,…

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Many Grateful for Blessings

On March 1st, 2018 it was -4 degrees Fahrenheit when OGT recipient Fonds Saules Kalns unloaded a shipment by hand in Riga, Latvia. They shared words of gratitude for blankets/quilts/linens, clothes, coats, shoes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, stuffed toys, school kits and sewing supplies coming from Rocky Mountain Branch in Julesburg, CO. They also shared a…

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