Social care center receives American donation

The social care center Ezerkrasti has received a donation of surplus goods under the U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Excess Property Program, according to the U.S. Embassy in Latvia.

Among goods donated were bicycles; tricycles; toys; linens; television sets; audio cassette radios; blankets; household furniture; medical equipment and supplies; school equipment and supplies; and office equipment, furniture and supplies, the embassy said in an Oct. 14 press release.

The donation is worth about USD 32,000, according to the embassy.

In Latvia, the humanitarian assistance program is administered by the Office of Defense Cooperation, which is assigned to the embassy.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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