Las Vegas man helps Ukrainian orphans amid Russian invasion

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – A Las Vegas man continues to help thousands of orphans across Ukraine and appeals for humanitarian assistance, as supplies run out in the war-torn country. Help is vital for orphans who have special needs or disabilities and cannot easily evacuate war zones.

A GoFundMe page has raised over $400,000 in donations for Abundance International. Funds and supplies are being redirected to orphanages across the country, with a total of 21,000 children, according to founder Mark Davis.

“We were actually able to get to two of the orphanages behind enemy lines, Davis said. “We felt a bit like a win today.”

The video of orphans being evacuated to bomb shelters several times a day has reached thousands of viewers. The situation is still critical for so many children, who may face increasing danger or limited access to supplies due to the conflict.

“The nannies, the nurses who stay with these kids to look after them, they’re the real heroes, the saints,” Davis said. “Some of these kids…they’ve had these nervous conditions since birth. Some of them needed adult diapers. They’re just not physically able to take care of themselves.

The United Nations has warned of a looming international crisis with refugees and supply chains.

“We need aid convoys and essential supplies coming into the country now,” Davis said.

Davis reminds people of the possibility of adopting an orphan in need once the conflict is over.

For the GoFundMe page, click here. For more information on Abundance International, click here.

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