Fast Facts

Volunteer Labor

Orphan Grain Train volunteers have given more than 3,870,614.55 hours of work since 1992, sorting, packing, and shipping items with love and care. FY 2018-19 had 113,230.60 volunteer hours valued at $1,019,075.40 if paid $9/hour.

Freight Cost

One 40-ft.-long ocean-going freight container will cost between $4,000 and $19,000 to ship (an average of $11 for each box of relief supplies shipped).

Total Shipments

A total of 287 shipments were shipped in FY 2018-19, 121 internationally to 25 foreign countries and 166 to domestic locations. That makes 3,489 Semi-loads shipped to 69 different countries.

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