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2022 Le Tour de Transylvania Socks

Hank Birdsong | Published on 6/29/2022

Hello BRBC Members,

The 2022 "le Tour de Transylvania" starts July 1st. Details of the first few stages have already been sent out.

This year we are raising money to support organizations providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine. I have just placed an order for TdT DeFeet socks. You can choose your level of support when you purchase the socks. Pay $15 and $5 goes to charity, pay $20 and $10 goes to charity, pay $25 and $15 goes to charity. I didn't order a ton since I didn't want to end up with a drawer full of leftovers, so email me with your size so I can reserve a pair for you, then bring your payment to one of the TdT rides.

Sizing chart






6 - 8

8.5 - 10.5

11 - 13



4.5 - 6.5

7 - 9

9.5 - 11.5

12 - 14


The profits from the sale of the TdT socks will go to one or more of these charities:

UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)- UNHCR provides emergency assistance to families in Ukraine - providing aid such as cash assistance and opportunities for resettlement in the U.S.

UNICEF- supports health, nutrition, safe drinking water, sanitation and protection for children and families caught in the conflict in Ukraine.

Sunflower of Peace- The nonprofit organization is raising money to prepare first aid medical tactical backpacks for paramedics and doctors on the front lines.  Each backpack is designed for groups of 5 to ten people and includes an array of first aid supplies — such as bandages, anti hemorrhagic medicine like Quikclot and Celox, medical instruments, and a means for survival in extreme conditions.

CARE- CARE provides immediate aid including food, water, hygiene kits, support services and direct cash assistance.  The humanitarian organization aims to raise $20 million and help at least 4 million Ukrainians. CARE says it will prioritize women and girls, families and the elderly.

Médecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders- MSF runs a range of activities in Ukraine working with local volunteers, organizations, health care professionals and authorities to help people travel to health care facilities and access prescribed medications.

Global Giving Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund

Save the Children

International Committee of the Red Cross


Hank Birdsong

828-553-6035 (cell)