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soma-70F1-6B1F-1312On Tuesday, May 13th a mining disaster claimed the lives of nearly 300 miners in Soma near western Turkey. According to reports the death toll seems certain to rise, as about 100 people are still missing. The disaster was caused by a fire in the mine. Efforts were made to save the victims, however only around 100 have been rescued.The mine explosion is already being called the deadliest industrial disaster in Turkey's history. It is not just those who lost relatives and loved ones in the worst mining tragedy that Turkey has ever faced who are suffering; the whole country is mourning the deaths of the 300 mine workers killed in the disaster. On behalf of Raindrop Foundation we would like to convey our condolences to the friends and relatives of the miners and our deepest sympathies to the families. Now it is time to help the rescued miners and the families of the victims. Raindrop Foundation in collaboration with Embrace Relief has started a campaign for the people of Soma who are affected by the mining disaster. Please click the Donate button below to make an online donation or mail your checks, made payable to Embrace Relief, to 545 Interstate Pl. Carlstadt, NJ 07072

 

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Mississippi Tornado Victims Need Our Help!
mstornadosonWe are deeply saddened by the loss and the damage because of the Tornado in Southern Mississippi. Our hearts and thoughts go to all of those who were affected by the Tornado but people need more than that.

Federal Government has declared a major disaster in the State of Mississippi following a massive tornado that destroyed or heavily damaged more than 800 homes in the southern part of the state.

Raindrop Helping Hands launches a campaign that focuses on all aspects of the relief efforts following Tornado pass through Southern counties of Mississippi. Please send us your generous donation. Funds collected through the Helping Hands' account will be delivered to the authorized people in the region.

You can make your donations by:

* Check: Please make your checks payable to: "Raindrop Helping Hands" and place the memo as "Mississippi Tornado". The check should be sent to 900 E. County Line Rd. Suite: 201A Ridgeland, MS-39157.

* Google Checkout: Please click to Donate Thru Google Checkout button on the right side of the website and choose "Mississippi Tornado Relief" to make donation.

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Hurricane Sandy Victims Need Your Help Immediately
sandyhurricane1We are deeply saddened by the loss of lives and the damage because of the Hurricane Sandy at the US East Coast. Hurricane Sandy that is the largest Atlantic hurricane on record is a tropical cyclone that severely affected Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States on October 29, 2012.The cyclone brought a destructive storm surge to US East Coast , flooding numerous streets, tunnels and subway and cutting off, especially Zone A areas near waterways which were issued evacuation orders. Severe damage occurred in New Jersey, especially in the communities along the Jersey Shore. According to the records, hurricane-force winded as high as 90 miles per hour (145 kph).
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Art and Essay Contest
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Dear Student and Educator:

Raindrop Turkish House of Baton Rouge, in collaboration with the Atlas Foundation, presents to you an exciting program for students and teachers geared towards an interdisciplinary approach to enhancing several core skills in students no matter what discipline they may study.

High-school students (grades 9-12) are invited to submit an original work of art and/or a written composition on the theme of "1 Billion Hungry in the world. What is your role?"

(August 5, 2012. Baton Rouge, LA)
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Exploring Cultures
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Greenwell Springs Road Library of Baton Rouge hosted its Second Annual Intercultural Fair on April 20, 2012. People from different countries exhibited unique part of their cultures and traditions, and performed their authentic dances.

Raindrop Turkish House of Baton Rouge also showcased different aspects of rich Turkish culture.

(April 20, 2012. Baton Rouge, LA)

 
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