Kansas City News
Condemnation for Boston Marathon Bombing

Boston-Marathon-explosion-chaos 151955As Turkish-Americans, We strongly condemn the cruel terrorist bomb blast which targeted the innocent people in Boston during the marathon. This terrorist attack did not hit only the people in Boston, but also all human-kind. Whatever the aim, terrorist attacks cannot be approved or tolerated.  Terrorism has no religion, race or nationality. That senseless act of violence obtained nothing more than the infliction of unbearable pain on victims and their families. We offer our deepest condolences and prayers for those affected by this senseless act of violence.

 
7th Annual Turkish Culture and Language Olympiad held at Arena Theater in Houston

turkisholympiad20131_42The 7th Annual Turkish Language Olympiad, organized by Raindrop Foundation, was held at Arena Theater in Houston on Sunday, March 24, 2013.  Over a thousand viewers enjoyed this festive atmosphere where students, parents, teachers and guests enjoyed live performances in different languages including English, Turkish and Spanish. The MC of the program was ABC 13’s Miya Shay together with two students, Anthony Beltran and Phillip Munoz who made announcements in Turkish.

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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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Kansas City 2012 Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinner

2012_Kansas_City_Annual_Friendship_DinnerOn October 18, 2012, Raindrop Foundation Kansas City in conjunction with the UMKC Division of Diversity Access and Equity, The Institute of Interfaith Dialog and The Fountain magazine hosted the 9th Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinner in the UMKC campus student union.  Approximately 300 people of diverse nationalities and religious backgrounds gathered in the evening for a shared repast, conversation and presentations intended to further mutual understanding, common values and harmonious interaction among all peoples. (October 18, 2012, Kansas City, MO)

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Hurricane Sandy Victims Need your Help!

HurricaneSandyWe 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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