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Month:  December 2019

Blessed to Be a Blessing to Others

In August 2019 OGT’s Central Iowa branch volunteers loaded a shipment of aid for Charitable Organization “Mariam” in the Ukraine. Mariam was very pleased with the supplies but especially grateful for the medical equipment that was given to people that did not have the ability to move independently. We are so blessed to be a…

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LALM Blessed By Goods

North Dakota Branch in Jamestown had help from Andrea Eckstein, Tom and JRMU (James River Minimal Unit) crew to load quilts, toys, layette kits, clothing, shoes, medical supplies/equipment, bikes and household items for Laredo, Texas. Kirk Rosin, ND branch manager delivered the goods to Latin American Lutheran Mission (LALM) which will share the Gospel with…

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Open House Raises Awareness

On Saturday afternoon, October 19, 2019, Mid-Atlantic branch held an open house event at their new West Grove warehouse. With the goal of telling visitors about OGT’s mission and encouraging potential volunteers, guests were greeted with tours, special exhibits, giveaways and refreshments.  Two new floor display posters, on loan from the Norfolk office, helped visitors…

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Store Fundraiser Reaches New Record

Boscov’s Department Store helps regional charities raise funds by encouraging the sale of five-dollar discount shopping passes to their annual one-day fall sale. After several weeks of selling passes and telling others about Orphan Grain Train, volunteers from Mid-Atlantic branch were thrilled to learn they raised $4,862, a new high! Success came with the help…

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Giving Tuesday Goal Exceeded

THANK YOU everyone that gave and prayed for our ministry on Giving Tuesday! We exceeded our goal and was able to purchase tents, tarps and also mattresses for children and families living in tent cities because of the devastating earthquakes in the Philippines. Hanna Freudenburg; one of OGT’s International Shipping Assistants has been working on…

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First International Shipment Destined for Kyrgyzstan

On November 21 the Michigan Branch volunteers loaded their first international shipment which was to Kyrgyzstan! Compassion International will soon be receiving quilts, gloves/hats/scarves/belts, coats, clothes, shoes, towels/washcloths, medical equipment, wheelchairs and bikes to share with families living in poverty, the elderly and disabled individuals. In April 2018 was the forming of the Michigan branch…

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