Contact Information

Mailing Address

  • Houston Branch
  • 1216 Norwood
  • Deer Park, TX 77536

Warehouse Location

  • Zion Lutheran Church
  • 5050 East Sam Houston Pkwy S
  • Pasadena, TX 77505

Donations Accepted Saturdays from 8 to Noon
OGT Container located at
5050 E. Sam Houston Parkway S.
Pasadena, TX 77505.

Houston Branch Spotlight

Houston Board members:

Steve Harris –  Assistant Manager
Lonnie Loehr – Warehouse Manager
Bernice Wolf – Treasurer 
Greg Balfany – Secretary
Erika Adams – Development
Marti Rathje – Public Relations
Holly Harris – Volunteer Coordinator
Jeff Bibler – At Large

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May 2023

 Orphan Grain Train Houston Branch is, with the help of many gracious individuals and churches, reached the challenge grant goal of $781,455 needed to qualify and receive the $455,000 offered by the Mabee Foundation.  What a huge blessing from God as He worked through each of you to provide for this ministry.  Rev. Ralph Schmidt from OGT headquarters was instrumental in securing funds for the build.  Mr. Dick Rathgeber, a major donor and OGT Houston Board member, also served to bring in other large pledges and donations. To God be the glory!

Churches and individuals within the greater Houston area and as far away as 200 miles in Texas have shown amazing support with donations of blankets, clothes, medical supplies.  We are thankful for the calls and deliveries which come from across town…Houston is wide-spread, so deliveries can be a multi-hour gift of time.
There have been multiple groups, individuals, and numerous churches along with Lutheran South Academy (LSA) who have helped during sorting & packing days.  Recently LSA scheduled high school students to participate in different service projects for non-profits in Houston.  OGT was blessed to watch over 50 teenagers, and staff, tape, count items, pack and label boxes.
We trust in God’s perfect timing on the shipment and construction of the Servant Center. He has provided exciting blessings and solutions at every turn, for which we give Him thanks and glory!

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