Latvians have knitted half a ton of socks for Ukrainian soldiers

Latvians have been extremely responsive to the call to knit warm socks for Ukrainian soldiers. Thousands of knitted socks have already been sent to Ukraine. For two more weeks, Latvian postal service (Latvijas Pasts, LP) will accept socks at any post office for free, Latvian Television reported on October 9.

"The response is great! Today, just before you [LTV] arrived, this [big box] was just brought. And you see, people's imagination is great. As you scan, you see, they are sent from all over Latvia, not just Rīga and Jūrmala," said the representative of the volunteer association Tavi draugi, Kaspars Bērziņš. 

500 kilograms of socks have already been delivered to Ukraine via LP. As soon as they get sorted, they are put in cars heading to the war zone. “Soldiers get warm socks, and are overjoyed like children!” said volunteer Iriša of the assocation.

Also, soldiers greatly appreciate yoga or exercise mats.

“You can't sleep on the ground. Those little mats are very valuable. The first thing they ask is “Did you bring those mats to us? Because there are no beds. Fast-cooking food, instant noodles, potato mash, cans, meat fish. We send it all,” Bērziņš added.

Carpets and preserves should be delivered to Rīga, Tavi draugi warehouse on Ventspils street. But LP's campaign for socks continues. Large-size wool socks may be handed over to any post office employee or at any post office, indicating that the consignment is “Adījumi” and addressed to “Eksprespasts”. The sending is free.

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