Even in the middle of a pandemic, two local teenage brothers have found a way to help and serve others. Trey and Travis Colburn were raised with Orphan Grain Train (OGT) as a part of their lives. They know the mission of OGT is to provide humanitarian needs for those who are less fortunate both domestically and internationally.
Trey and Travis recently learned that there are children who live in villages where there is no electricity. Once the sun sets, there is no light for homework, reading or playing outside. The brothers decided to raise funds to send Luci lights to these kids in need. Luci lights are solar powered, have four settings and can be recharged daily. Each charge provides about 12 hours of light. OGT has already shipped more than 5,000 lights to underdeveloped areas, and the goal is to send 5,000 more. OGT buys Luci lights in bulk, and the price for each light is $10. Each $10 donation will send a Luci light that will brighten the life of a child and their family.
Steve Connolly, owner and operator of Environmental Auto Service and Severna Park Auto Body, has partnered with the Colburn boys to promote the cause. When Jim Colburn, father of Trey and Travis, told his boss about Luci lights and what his boys were doing, Connolly was immediately ready to help. This was his idea: a customer donates $10 for a Luci light, and in return, Connolly provides a free vehicle cabin sterilization service, a $50 value.
Anyone who wants the deal can call 410-987-5546 for an appointment. Environmental Auto is located at 402 Headquarters Drive, Suite D in Millersville.
To learn more about OGT or donate to this project, go to www.ogt.org/branches/maryland. Click on the “Donate to Maryland” button and include “Luci Light Project-Colburn" in the comments section. A receipt for the donation will be emailed.