Kansas City News
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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Renowned Writer Mustafa Akyol Visits Raindrop Turkish House
Mustafa_AkyolOn April 14, 2012, The Institute of Interfaith Dialog and Raindrop Turkish House in Lenexa proudly hosted a lecture and book signing by acclaimed Turkish columnist and author Mustafa Akyol as part of their ongoing Distinguished Speaker Series. Mr. Akyol was touring across the U.S. promoting his latest book Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty.

The evening began with a small gathering of distinguished guests at Raindrop Turkish House for a conversation with the author and a preview of his presentation. This discussion was followed by a light repast of Turkish cuisine. The party then repaired to the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center in Overland Park for the evening’s main program. (April 14, 2012 Overland Park, KS)

 
Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinner

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The Institute of Interfaith Dialog and the Office of Diversity and Access at UMKC along with Raindrop Turkish House held its 8th Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinner on November 9, 2011 at the University's sparkling new Student Union to promote mutual understanding, friendship, and reiterate the importance of common human values in pursuing peace among all humanity.  (November 9, 2011 Kansas City, MO)







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