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Coat Collection Taking Place

 COAT COLLECTION Orphan Grain Train will again be collecting winter coats and jackets. The garments will be distributed throughout inner city Baltimore and surrounding communities. We have need of new or gently used winter coats/jackets for men, women and children – but this year especially, for children. Please share this with your churches, workplaces and…

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Liberia Shipment to Help Many in Great Need

Joe Boway with Lutheran schools and churches in Liberia is excited to be receiving school desks, chalk boards, tables, school supplies, solar reading lights, bikes, hygiene kits and clothing loaded and shipped by Maryland Branch volunteers! So many blessings for these children grateful for the opportunity of a Christian education! Photos include Maryland volunteers loading…

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CHICK-FIL-A SERVICE TOUR

On June 7, four local Chick-Fil-A restaurants joined together to offer their customers an opportunity for service. They hired buses and transported these volunteers to 3 local charities.  The last service stop was the Orphan Grain Train warehouse at 621 East West Blvd. in Millersville. There, workers sorted and boxed clothing, helped with grounds-keeping, and…

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South Sudan Shipment Will Help Many

On May 17, a shipment bound for Bor, South Sudan, a village near the Nile River, left the Maryland Branch warehouse in Millersville. After going across the ocean, the 40-foot container will arrive in Mombasa, Kenya, from which it will be trucked to its final destination. Loaded by 11 stalwart volunteers, the container was filled…

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Eagle Scouts Help Out

Young men from our area have taken on the service opportunity of helping the Maryland Branch, and we’ve been blessed with some special gifts in the form of Eagle Scout projects. Three of these young men are members of Troop 339 in Severna Park and one is a member of Troop 993. Two of the…

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Much Needed Hospital Materials Shipped to India

On February 12, a dozen Maryland branch volunteers loaded a 40-foot container bound for Scudder Memorial Hospital in India. A major portion of the load was close to a hundred hospital beds and mattresses—obtained from yet another hospital in Washington, DC which is being demolished. A classic example of one’s trash is another’s treasure, the…

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Students in Liberia Doing Homework at Night

Rural Liberia has no electrical grid. Yet these students, for the first time, have access to light. Maryland Branch has pledged to raise $10,000 to purchase solar Luci Lights and send them to Liberia and South Sudan. The Luci Light allows hospitals, health clinics and businesses to stay open past midnight. It allows school children…

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