OPPD Employees Organize Collection To Assist Ukrainian Refugees

May 12, 2022

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
May 12, 2022

Omaha Public Power District’s (OPPD) employee resource group, OPPD Global Connections, recently organized a collection to assist local Ukrainian refugees in need.

OPPD Global Connections is committed to promoting, supporting and advancing a workforce that embraces inclusive diversity through respectful interactions.

The group works to build a greater OPPD workforce by welcoming all immigrants, refugees, and interested employees to connect with and educate one another through diverse skills, expertise and cultural values resulting in opportunities for better career pathways and professional growth.

Collection boxes were setup at seven different OPPD locations and OPPD employees were encouraged to purchase LED light bulbs since they are more energy-efficient and longer lasting, but any light bulbs were acceptable.

Oleg Lys, OPPD Global Connections president, and Lili Solsky, president-elect, pose with donated bulbs. Lys is originally from Ukraine.

A total of 326 light bulbs were collected and on May 10, the light bulbs were dropped off to Lutheran Family Services to be given to local Ukrainian refugees.