saturday school participated in the peace day

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On Friday, September 20, Raindrop Turkish House "Saturday School Turkish Folk Dance Club" students participated in the annual International Peace Day event at Oklahoma City University. Refia Oral (11) explained what "peace" meansfor Turkish community to audiences. "Imagine a world, where peace replaced war. Where people understood and lived in the peace within their hearts. Where peace became the expression of our caring for our body, our heart, our soul.To change each heart to carry yhe Peace then bring that Peace to the world. This is the Golden Rule we learned as children put into action"  

  

 
Friendship and Engagement Dinner with City Officials

OFFICIAL IFTAR 80On July 31, 2013, Raindrop Foundation Houston Branch was the home to its “Annual Friendship and Engagement Dinner with the City Officials”. Attended by city officials from the Greater Houston Area,feauturing police officers, state representatives, and many more, the dinner also featured a fast-breaking (iftar) activity for the Muslim attendees as well.

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Friendship and Engagement Dinner with Educators

IMG 8236On August 1, 2013, Raindrop Foundation Houston Branch hosted its “Annual Friendship and Engagement Dinner with the Educators”. Attended by distinguished educators from the Greater Houston Area, the dinner also featured a fast-breaking (iftar) activity for the Muslim attendees as well.

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Raindrop Turkish House and Red Cross Partner for Disaster Relief

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Following the multiple tornadoes that devastated communities across the state in May, the response from those wanting to help was immense.

As Oklahoma is no stranger to disaster, the ability to join with local partner organizations is critical in response and recovery. Being neutral and impartial allows bridges to be built that play a vital role in making the community in Oklahoma strong, resilient and ready.

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We Lost Our Dear Friend Murat Zengindemir!

DSC 06072Dear Friends,
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing away of Murat Zengindemir, age 34, a family member of the Raindrop Turkish House. He passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.
He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Sevda and daughter, Ayca, age 9. Murat has been a strong supporter and advocate for inter-cultural dialog in Oklahoma. He and his wife dedicated their time and effort in Oklahoma City to enhance friendship among people from different cultural and faith backgrounds. His active and loving personality has touched many peoples' lives in Oklahoma City over the last couple of years. Our condolences and heart-felt prayers go to his family and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on July 28, 2013, at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, 3815 N. St. Claire Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73112. Interment in Mercy Cemetery (at Rockwell and NW 298th) will follow the service.

 
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