Orphan Grain Train (OGT)

Orphan Grain Train – Mid-Atlantic Branch

Click HERE for the Branch's website.

Lead Contact – Tom Fuesler

Pastoral Sponsor – Pastor David Kummer

Tom Fuesler refurbishes bikes and then Orphan Grain Train Ships them all over the world!  Thank you, Jesus!


Due to rapid growth in our Mid-Atlantic Branch we seeking to fill the position below.


OBJECTIVE: Organize and manage USPS mailings including Newsletters, Grant Match letter and TY notes.

TIMETABLE: Newsletters – three times per year, specific dates determined by Comm. Mgr. Grant Match-October. TY notes TBD.


     Preparation for mailing:

  • Coordinate pickup of mailing materials (newsletters or letter, address labels, and inserts) with Branch Manager or Communications Manager. Currently, Christ Memorial Lutheran Church in Malvern, PA, prints all materials.
  • Prepare any mailing enclosures requiring cutting or separation (e.g., Thrivent cards, Considerations for Donors list).
  • Purchase appropriate number of stamps from post office.
  • Gather any aids necessary for completing the mailing.
  • Decide where the mailing will happen and who will be involved.

  Mailing process:

  • Apply address labels and stamps to envelopes following postal guidelines.
  • Fold all enclosures: newsletter, remit envelope flap, and Considerations for Donors list.
  • Stuff and seal envelopes.
  • Transport mailing pieces to post office.

Oversee storage, inventory, and reordering of all envelopes:  Business, Remittance, and Thank-You (TY). Current vendor source - Paoli Envelope and Paper in West Chester, PA..

Oversee other items related to the mailing process.

FEEDBACK: Relay date of mailing to Branch Manager and Communications Director

CAK 5/4/22

Kyrgyzstan – Shipment received January 10, 2022

We had a great day at the warehouse yesterday. Four college kids from Lincoln University joined our loading team, helping the work go much faster. The container bound for Malawi is on its way!

Winter Newsletter – 2022

March 2022

For the Orphan Grain Train Mid-Atlantic Webpage click HERE.

Sandra O'Hedy of Lydia Circle, Peace Lutheran Church, Smyrna, DE presenting the Chesapeake District LWML Grant #3 check to Cliff Kraft, branch manager of Orphan Grain Train Mid-Atlantic Branch.  The funds will be used to purchase food to ship along with clothes and medical supplies to a country selected by OGT headquarters.

Hello from the Warehouse!

Fall Saturday Hours

  • October 9, 23.
  • November 13 (only)
  • December 11 (only)
  • January 8, 22

Panama Shipment Arrives – That was fast!  Look at the loading photos just below (July 28, 2021)

Panama Shipment Load–July 28, 2021

Still More Photos from The Republic of Georgia

More Photos from The Republic of Georgia

Orphan Grain Train–MAB Supports the Mission in The Republic of Georgia

Bikes to Malawi

Shipment to Georgia (the country)–March 26, 2021

We have shipped collected goods to the following places.  This shows the total number of bikes that have been shipped.

Shipment arrives in Georgia

Refurbished Bikes Ministry