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A local nonprofit is taking donations for humanitarian relief in Ukraine

Omnis Foundation
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Omnis Foundation has a warehouse in Farmers Branch where people can donate medical supplies, food and hygiene products.

A warehouse in Farmers Branch is a donation hub for a nonprofit foundation dedicated to humanitarian relief in Ukraine.

Oksana Khariv says she founded the Omnis Foundation after witnessing the harsh realities of the Russian annexation of Crimea back in 2014 .

Khariv, who’s originally from Ukraine, was still living in the country when the conflict began.

“Water, electricity became a luxury and many people lost their houses and all their possessions,” Khariv said. “Never could I imagine that eight years later, I would see a full blown invasion of Ukraine.”

Khariv says the Omnis Foundation has two initiatives to provide relief for Ukranians impacted by the war. The small nonprofit’s Health Matters program organizes medical mission trips and provides medical supplies to war victims.

“In Ukraine, we are working to find new ways, more ways to deliver supplies to the occupied cities like Kherson, where people have been stranded without water, food and basic medical supplies,” said Khariv.

The group’s Education Matters initiative helps provide education to orphaned Ukrainian children who have been impacted by the war.

The Texas-based foundation has two operating hubs in Ukraine, one in Lviv, in western Ukraine, and another in Dnipro, in the east.

The foundation is currently accepting donations in the form of medical supplies, hygiene products and nonperishable foods.

Monetary donations can also be made on the foundation’s website.

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