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Month:  May 2018

Great Need in Western Oklahoma After Wildfires

Western Oklahoma wildfires fueled by severe drought and high winds ravaged nearly 300,000 acres of grassland and killed hundreds of cattle. Ranchers are devastated by the personal and agricultural losses but still need to feed the cattle that survived. OGT is asking for hay donations, fencing and posts to deliver to ranchers in Oklahoma. Our…

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Trinity Navajo Bible Church to Receive Goods

Central Iowa Branch volunteers in Clemons loaded a shipment of toys, books, school supplies/backpacks, sports equipment, student chairs, blankets, bedding, sleeping mats, bibles, clothes, shoes, household items, and medical equipment/supplies for Trinity Navajo Bible Church in Thoreau, NM. The Trinity Bible Church works with families in need and offers outreach programs.

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Birthdays are a Wonderful Way to Honor Each Volunteer

Castle Rock’s tradition is to celebrate each volunteer’s birthday with their choice of treats. Some have ice cream floats, some cakes, some pies and yes even pineapple upside down cake. Here Audrey had fresh “Sticky Buns”, hot sausage & egg. We have this wonderful “chef”, “baker”, Karen who provides all the treats, not only for…

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Fun and Fellowship Packing OGT Christmas Boxes

Karen Mangels, international transportation director and Chris Carstens, inventory manager organized a Thrivent Action Team event which included other OGT staff and family to make OGT Christmas Gift Boxes. Each staff member brought items for the gift boxes and the Thrivent seed money purchased additional needed items. It was a fun and rewarding project for…

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People City Mission in Lincoln, NE Grateful for Gifts

Central Nebraska Branch in Grand Island donated blankets, linens, sleeping mats, clothes, shoes, handbags, coats, household items and suitcases to People City Mission in Lincoln, NE. The Mission helps struggling individuals and families get back on their feet. The struggles can be from chemical addictions, fleeing domestic abuse, mental illness, divorce, abandonment, unemployment, and other…

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3 Domestic Loads Shipped

In April the Ohio Collection Center delivered three domestic loads. Two shipments went to St. Paul Catholic Church in McKee, KY containing clothing, shoes, cleaning kits, furniture, bikes and medical equipment. The other load went to Harp Mission in Caldwell, OH and the inventory included household items, furniture, bed frame, toys, bikes and sewing items….

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Thank You Thrivent Members

Thank You Thrivent Members! YOU designated a total of $430,153.00 Choice Dollars to Orphan Grain Train this past fiscal year which ended March 31, 2018! Your Choice Dollars will serve thousands of children and families in desperate need in the US and worldwide. We feel humbled and blessed by this and “Thank You” for choosing…

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Two Organizations in Ghana Blessed by Goods

Orphans Hope Academy (OHA) in Accra, Ghana was overjoyed and grateful to receive children’s clothing, toys, Bibles and school supplies to share with the many children they serve. Wisconsin Branch shipped blankets, sleeping mats, Bibles, toys, school supplies/backpacks, clothes, shoes, and medical equipment/supplies to Bethel Bible College in Ghana which shared some of the goods…

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Latvia Container Packed and on its Way

Central Nebraska Branch volunteers in Grand Island were busy loading sewing machines and supplies, school kits, toys, hygiene kits, medical supplies, clothing, shoes, coats, choir robes, sleeping mats and quilts for Cesis, Latvia. Pastor Artis Egilitis will receive the supplies to share with children and families he serves at Biedriba Gaujaslici. This is a shelter…

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