Orphan Grain Train, a 501(c)3 charity, has created and distributed 5,000 facemasks, scrub caps and headbands for nurses, in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
OGT has donated to the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services, the Department of Defense at Fort Meade, the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County, The Food Project, Anne Arundel Medical Center, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Shock Trauma Center at University of Maryland Medical System, Medstar Hospital, Lutheran Mission Society, and several churches.
Senior facilities include Spring Arbor, Heart Homes, Assisted Living Well, plus some dementia care facilities. Business donations include Safeway, the Grill at Quarterfield Station, Donut Shack, Hella's Restaurant & Lounge, Cafe Mezzanotte, Garry's Grill, Severna Park KinderCare and Johnson's Lumber, among others.
In all, 37 hospitals/medical groups, senior centers, organizations and businesses benefitted with masks for men, women, and in some cases, specific orders were prepared for children.
Orphan Grain Train has a warehouse at 621 East-West Boulevard in Millersville. It is an all-volunteer ministry to the needy, with a Charity Navigator rating of 4, the highest.