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Orphan Grain Train helps get food to Haiti


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Azalia’s Orphan Grain Train focuses on responding to the human need in Bartholomew and neighboring counties. But the Christian ministry also reaches its hand to the hurting around the world.

With the help of the Central Indiana Region of Kids Against Hunger, Orphan Grain Train helped organize a 20-ton semi load shipment of rice-soy food packets to the island of Haiti to help its residents battle hunger.

The load was picked up recently at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, where the staff of Kids Against Hunger staged the annual Million Meal Marathon. It featured more than 4,000 people packing meals in three-hour shifts.

A Sandcreek Transportation semi-truck driven by Keith Whipker picked up the finished product the day it was packed, and it was delivered to Grissom Air Force Base and readied for the flight to Haiti.

The Indiana branch of Orphan Grain Train was selected to ship one of five semi loads that was packed that day, because of the organization’s ability to get goods into foreign countries.

Closer to home, the ministry made sure the tornado-ravaged area of Henryville got needed food shipments from the outreach’s own supplies after the 2012 tornadoes.

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