Browsing Category: Disaster Relief

Many In Need After Tornado

On Wednesday, April 10, Slidell, LA was hit by an EF-2 tornado that wreaked havoc on this town that has survived hurricanes but never a tornado like this. Many buildings and homes were damaged with cars overturned leaving residents traumatized. OGT’s Field Work Director Pete Gnan happened to be in a neighboring town working with…

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Hay Delivered to Texas

Nikki Lutz, driver, took a load of hay to Justin Coleman ranch is Briscoe, TX on 4/13. Briscoe is south of Canadian, TX and sustained long term damage from last month’s fires in the Texas panhandle. This is one of 6 loads that went out in the past week to either the Oklahoma or Texas…

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1,900 Fence Posts Delivered to Texas

OGT purchased & delivered 1,900 wooden fence posts for ranchers in Texas that had posts destroyed in the recent wildfires. They are in desperate need of these to corral livestock that survived. Thank you, OGT donors for your support of Texas disaster relief aid. OGT has funded 3 loads of hay bales for ranchers in…

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Aid for Tornado Victims

Nancy Helmke, coordinator for OGT’s Ohio Collection Center in Napoleon has a personal connection to the March 14 – F3 tornado that ripped through Lakeview and 3 miles away at Indian Lake, OH. Nancy’s sister Peg and her husband Doug Dammann live in Lakeview, their brick home had very little damage yet all their neighbor’s…

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Relief for Texas Ranchers

Texas is recovering from its largest wildfire in history which has scorched everything in its path.  High temperatures and strong winds fed the fire that burned over 1,700 square miles in the Panhandle.  More then 500 structures are gone and thousands of livestock have perished.  OGT is working on ways to help, starting with hay…

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