Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Philanthropists stop in Yekaterinburg to collect gifts for Crimea orphans

On Thursday, a group of philanthropists bearing gifts for local orphanages traveled through Yekaterinburg during their 5,000 mile route through Russia.

During their time in Yekaterinburg, the rally group collected office equipment, toys, sporting goods and bicycles to be given to facilities for orphaned children in Crimea, ITAR-TASS reports.

"If the recipients will think of something they would be in excess, they will be able to decide with whom to share," rally spokesperson Simon Shifrin said, according to ITAR-TASS.

Organized by the Zabaikalskiy Union Machinists, the rally has been traveling in two cargo vans, which they play to give to the Crimean government at the conclusion of their tour.

Yekaterinburg was the seventh city in the group's charity tour, which includes stops in Samara, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar and Simferpol, ITAR-TASS reports.