Kansas City News
Help Pakistan Flood Victims
help_pakistan.jpgWe are deeply saddened by the significant loss of lives in Pakistan floods. This was one of the worst in the last 80 years. A Pakistani Red Crescent official told that the number of people affected by the floods has risen to nearly 2.5 million people, with infrastructure receiving major damage. "We estimate that about 100,000 people, mostly children, have been hit by cholera and gastro diseases," Syed Zahir Ali Shah, health minister for Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa, was quoted by AFP as saying. As the relief effort in flood-hit Pakistan intensified Monday, officials were bracing themselves for an outbreak of disease among the millions affected by the country's worst deluge in 80 years.  The United Nations said there is a need for help in providing emergency shelter, food, drinking water and sanitation facilities. Its agencies are geared to help with these issues. President Asif Ali Zardari said all available resources would be used to help those stranded by the waters, the APP reported. (August 29, 2010 Lenexa, KS)
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Turkish-Kansan Friendship Reception

turkish-kansan_friendship.jpgOn March 3rd, 2010 Turkish-Kansan Friendship Reception was held in Capitol Plaza Hotel by the Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians in collaboration with the Kansas Raindrop Turkish House.  The purpose was to promote and encourage continuing good relationship and create an opportunity to further enrich our cultural understanding by bringing together the leaders of the State Kansas and the members from Turkish parliament. In the opening of the reception brief information was given about Turkey, mentioning that it is a secular democratic country playing the role of a bridge between East and West, Europe and Asia. (March 3, 2010 Topeka, KS)

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Raindrop Turkish House Hosted Mayor Michael A. Boehm & The President of O.P City Council Fred Spears
KSTurkish_House.jpgOn March 1st 2010 Raindrop Turkish House hosted Michael A. Boehm, the mayor of Lenexa city; and Fred Spears, the president of Overland Park city council, for a Turkish breakfast. Since Raindrop Foundation represents Turkish Americans of the Greater Kansas City and other cities of Kansas State, it was a nice opportunity to have a traditional Turkish breakfast in a friendly atmosphere with Mr. Boehm and Mr. Spears, and discuss mutual issues. (March 1, 2010 Lenexa, KS)
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4th Turkish Language Olympiad
turkish_olympiad.jpgAn amazing success!!! The fourth annual Turkish Language Olympiad organized by Raindrop Turkish House was held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. This was an exciting event contributing to very colorful and diverse cultural life of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Stands open to visit between 1:30pm-2pm, were followed by the Competition and Award Ceremony from 2:00pm to 4.30pm. (March 6, 2010 Kansas City, MO)
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A Turkish Cultural Day in Lenexa, KS
turkish_cultural_day_ks.jpgOn November 28, 2009 Turkish Cultural day was organized at Raindrop Turkish House in Lenexa, KS. This was a day of interaction for both Americans and Turkish Americans. As the Raindrop Turkish House, we hosted many of our American friends interested in and wondering about Turkish culture and cuisine. Many unique gift items, ceramics produced in Turkey, as well as Turkish towels, jewelry, clothing and home décor items were displayed and offered for sale on this beautiful day. (November 29, 2009 Lenexa, KS)
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