Raindrop Turkish House Volunteers Assist Tornado Victims to Clean Up Their Neighborhood

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Oklahoma City Raindrop Foundation is in the process of mobilizing efforts with members and community leaders to help victims in the aftermath of Moore tornado. A number of volunteers from Raindrop Turkish House helped with the clean-up efforts last week to show their support and solidarity with their neighbors in Moore, Oklahoma.

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Tornado Victims in Moore area in Oklahoma needs our help!

Dear Friends,

We are deeply saddened by the loss and the damage because of the Tornado in Moore area. 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 Oklahoma following a massive tornado that destroyed or heavily damaged lots of homes, schools etc. 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 Moore, OK.

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 "Moore Tornado Relief". The check should be sent to 4444 N.Classen Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73118

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

We appreciate your kind donations and even a small contribution will help to reduce the pain of the Tornado.

 
Fascinating Festival Was Held in Little Rock

IMG 0308 (640x427)The 3rd Annual Turkish Food Festival was enjoyed by many. Despite the rain and cold weather in Little Rock area over the weekend participants found a warm and joyful environment when they walked into the Raindrop Turkish House Cultural Center to shelter themselves.

The Festival featured a large selection of Turkish food such as kebabs, gyro, baklava, stuffed grape leaves, rice with chickpeas, pastries, and desserts. As delicious as they sound, kids were attracted to other colorful items like cotton candy and popcorn in addition to the two huge moon walk balloons. The cold weather was not a deterrent for many kids who ran away from their parents screaming “Come back, it’s cold outside!”

(Saturday, May 4th, 2013, Little Rock, AR)

 

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Students of RDF Turkish language program celebrate graduation at Turquois Center

IMG 6751Students of Raindrop Foundation Turkish language program in Houston organized graduation celebration on Saturday, May 4th, 2013. The program featured students’ performances of Nasreddin Hoca anecdotes, Turkishhalay and Uygur folk dances and presentations in Turkish.

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Raindrop Women Association Held Coffee Night with Mary Shanahan

IMG 4785Turkish Coffee Night was held at Raindrop on April 26, Friday evening. Around one hundred ladies from around Austin attended this beautiful evening.

Elizabeth Harris (director of Friendship International) emceed the evening. The keynote speaker Mary Shanahan(Singer&songwriter) shared her music journey and talked about how influential music is in people's lifes.

Inci Coskuner, a volunteer with Raindrop Women's Association shared some information about diversity in Turkish music and Susan Bassion (Active member and former nember of Austin Friends of Folk Art) introduced Austin Friends of Folk Art Musuem to participants.

The program also featured a mini concert by the group Bereket. Everyone enjoyed the live Turkish Music.

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