A message from Raindrop Foundation about "The aid campaign for Israel forest fire in 2010"

Statement from the President of Raindrop Foundation regarding the news on the media about our foundation and the past aid campaigns of Raindrop Helping Hands:

Raindrop Turkish Cultural Center is a foundation established based on the laws of the United States. One of its functions is aid campaigns organized through Raindrop Helping Hands. The mission of this institution is to extend a helping hand to disaster victims and the needy without regard to their religion, language, race or ethnicity. For this purpose, we organized aid campaigns for Haiti earthquake, Pakistan flood, Van earthquake, Japan tsunami, New Mexico and Texas forest fires, and Oklahoma and Mississippi flood disasters.

The aid campaign for Israel forest fire that was tweeted about and later appeared on the media was a campaign for helping with the reforestation efforts. The amount of $25,021.20 raised during the campaign was presented to the consul general of Israel at a program we hosted at our cultural center.

As Turkish-Americans, we will feel sensitive and sympathy for anyone in need regardless of their religion, language, race and ethnicity in the United States, a country promoting multiculturalism and dialogue and continue our aid efforts in the future.

Click Here to Read this Message in Turkish

Meat Donation to The Refugees

refugee kapakIn collabration with Amaanah Refugee Services, Raindrop Women Association donated 200 pounds stew meat to 40 Refugee Families in Houston on 12/14/2013. Thank you to our teen volunteers for their help during the distrubition. 



Early Thanksgiving Dinner at Raindrop Foundation Albuquerque

IMG 4028Raindrop Foundation Albuquerque in collaboration with The Dialogue Institute SW, organized Early Thanksgiving Dinner on November 21th evening with neighbors and friends in Albuquerque.

The event started with the welcoming remarks by Necip Orhan, Director of Raindrop Foundation and followed with the thanksgiving remarks by Reverends Carol McGowan and Phil Dougharty. Then Rev. Dougharty took the lead in curving the turkey to start the course for the dinner program. After turkey curving ceremony, all the participants enjoyed the delicious and tasty dishes and desserts.

Raindrop Helping Hands Albuquerque helps Indian-American Families in Need with the Presence of State Representative Georgene Louis

IMG 4435Raindrop Helping Hands Reps. contacted to the New Mexico State Representative Georgene Louis who represents Indian-Americans at District 26. She arranged a gathering with 20 families in need at West Mesa High School in collaboration with Youth Development, Inc. (YDI) – Elev8. At the gathering Rep. Louis thanked to the Raindrop Helping Hands and Turkish American community for the donation to the Indian-American community in NM.

Oklahoma City's Turkish Community Celebrates Noah's Pudding Food Festival


About two dozen people traded Saturday's wintry weather and gloomy skies for the warmth and treats inside Oklahoma City's Raindrop foundation Servers prepare traditional Turkish foods during Noah's Pudding Food Festival in Oklahoma City, OK, Saturday, November 23, 2013, Photo by Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman paul hellstern - Oklahoman

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