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OGT Mission Shared in Sioux Falls

On Sunday, January 21 Karen Mangels OGT’s Director of International Shipping spoke about the ministry of OGT to Zion Lutheran Church congregation in Sioux Falls, SD. Rev. Jenina Gatnoor with Gaat’s Kid African Mission was also there and will soon be receiving shipments from OGT in Ethiopia. OGT donated 2 bags of sports equipment (10…

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Quilting Marathon 2018 for Orphan Grain Train

On January 20th the third annual Quilting Marathon was held at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Aurora, Colorado. The event was a huge success. Sixty-three volunteer quilters assembled 37 quilts to be contributed to Orphan Grain Train in Castle Rock, CO. The quilters ranged in age from (8) eight years old to those well into their…

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Congratulations Rev. Ray Wilke

We are proud to announce that OGT’s President Rev. Ray Wilke will be honored as one of the recipients of the 2018 Philanthropy Award in Norfolk, NE! Rev. Wilke along with five other winners will be receiving the award on Saturday, February 3 at Celebrate Giving event at the Lifelong Learning Center in Norfolk, NE….

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A HUGE Thank You For Your Support

OGT would like to give a BIG Thank You to our supporters that contributed to Thrivent Financial’s 2017 Hurricane Relief Match that ended December 31, 2017. We are excited to announce that you gave $259,831.01 in personal donations and with Thrivent’s Match the total is $519,662.02 for OGT’s Hurricane Relief Fund! We are very humbled…

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OGT Needs Your Help

The Norfolk warehouse in Nebraska is in desperate need of medical equipment. If you have wheelchairs, canes, crutches, walkers, shower/tub chairs, commodes, etc. not being used please consider donating them. In some regions of the world people do not have access to medical equipment except through organizations like OGT shipping the goods. Thank you for…

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Stories Bring Tears to Our Eyes

As of August 15, 2014, Orphan Grain Train has given out over $80,000.00 to northeast Nebraska tornado victims. The families have shared how they lost everything except the clothes on their back. They recount the horrors of living through the tornado, huddled in their basements while their houses are lifted off the foundations and then…

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