Orphan Grain Train, Inc.

Relief for Human Need Worldwide

Norfolk, NE   |  www.ogt.org

Mission

In loving response to Christ, the Servant, the Orphan Grain Train movement encourages and enables God's people to share personal and material resources in bringing Christ's name and character to needy people both far and near. Sometimes that character expresses itself as a word well spoken, sometimes as a bandage well applied, and sometimes as a child well fed.

Ruling year info

1999

President

Rev. Ray Wilke

Main address

PO Box 1466 601 W. Phillip Ave.

Norfolk, NE 68702 USA

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EIN

31-1614650

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

Christian (X20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Orphan Grain Train is a 501c3 Nonprofit Christian volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in America and around the world. Grain Train volunteers gather donations of clothing, medical supplies, food, Christian literature, and other aid to meet real needs. The Orphan Grain Train movement is a loving response to Jesus Christ’s example as a servant and His love for us.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Orphan Grain Train

Orphan Grain Train is a 501c3 Nonprofit Christian volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in America and around the world. Grain Train volunteers gather donations of clothing, medical supplies, food, Christian literature, and other aid to meet real needs. The Orphan Grain Train movement is a loving response to Jesus Christ’s example as a servant and His love for us. Orphan Grain Train is a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. OGT has volunteers at 27 locations in the US collecting goods and food that is shipped in the US and across seas. OGT has served those in need in 69 countries and more than 35 states.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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Number of containers of aid shipped

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Estimated dollar value of clothing and household goods donations

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Orphan Grain Train

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of meals served or provided

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Orphan Grain Train movement encourages and enables God's people to share personal and material resources in bringing Christ's name and character to needy people both far and near. Sometimes that character expresses itself as a word well spoken, sometimes as a bandage well applied, and sometimes as a child well fed.

Volunteers sort and pack the donated items in our warehouses across the US. Contributors donate money to ship the precious cargoes of hope where most needed. Volunteers at the other end of the journey place these gifts of love into the hands of needy people. We believe that through Christ there is great hope embodied in the efforts of Orphan Grain Train.

The mission of Orphan Grain Train is uniquely dependent upon dedicated volunteers, many of whom have given numerous years of service for the sake of others.

Since 1992, Orphan Grain Train’s 27 regional locations have delivered more than 36 million meals and 3,730 shipments of humanitarian aid to needy people in several states and 69 countries on 5 continent with more than 3.9 million hours that have been volunteered!

Financials

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Operations

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Orphan Grain Train, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 07/07/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Larry Dinkel

Bill Begeman

Bernie Wrede

Larry Zimmerman

Doug Sunderman

Dan Fuller

Karen Tiedeman

Aaron Otten

Kathy Carter

Paul Warneke