'Lost Boy' helps Orphan Grain Train load aid to his Sudanese hometown

Jacob Puka’s journey has nearly come full circle.

On Friday, Puka helped load a container with provisions bound for Panpandiar, South Sudan, at Orphan Grain Train’s Millersville warehouse. Panpandiar is Jacob’s home town.

Puka, an Anne Arundel County resident, arrived at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore as a refugee from South Sudan. As one of 26,000 ‘Lost Boys’ who fled a violent Civil War between 1987 annd 1991, Puka received assistance from the local commuinty.

He has worked as a physician’s assistant and transported patients at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Now, he is a nuclear medicine technologist at Howard County General Hospital.

Orphan Grain Train, a Christian based charity, provides humanitarian aid in this country at times of crisis (such as Hurricane Florence) and to countries across the globe. Its assistance deliveries include clothing, medical equipment, and school supplies.

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