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soma-70F1-6B1F-1312On Tuesday, May 13th a mining disaster claimed the lives of nearly 300 miners in Soma near western Turkey. According to reports the death toll seems certain to rise, as about 100 people are still missing. The disaster was caused by a fire in the mine. Efforts were made to save the victims, however only around 100 have been rescued.The mine explosion is already being called the deadliest industrial disaster in Turkey's history. It is not just those who lost relatives and loved ones in the worst mining tragedy that Turkey has ever faced who are suffering; the whole country is mourning the deaths of the 300 mine workers killed in the disaster. On behalf of Raindrop Foundation we would like to convey our condolences to the friends and relatives of the miners and our deepest sympathies to the families. Now it is time to help the rescued miners and the families of the victims. Raindrop Foundation in collaboration with Embrace Relief has started a campaign for the people of Soma who are affected by the mining disaster. Please click the Donate button below to make an online donation or mail your checks, made payable to Embrace Relief, to 545 Interstate Pl. Carlstadt, NJ 07072



Water marbling (ebru)art classes at raindrop foundation


kkWater marbling (ebru)art classes at raindrop foundation
Oklahoma City Raindrop Foundation held Ebru Classes during the week of April 21-25 ,2014.Ten people attended these classes each of the five days.Ebru lesson were taught by Nuran Oner and this was her fourth year teach lessons in Oklahoma City. These lessons began ar 5:00pm and lasted 7:00pm. Each participant in tde lesson was able to create their own Ebru painting by weeks end. This painting was a gift for student to take home.It was the first time many of the participants witnessed the art of Ebru.

raindrop foundation participated in international student day at langston university


lngRaindrop Foundation- Oklahoma City once again contributed to the diverse culture of Oklahoma. Raindrop volunteers participated in langston university international student festival on thuesday april 24th, 2014 langston okc campus . The theme of this event was Art in the City: a "Cultural Connection." The festival had many participants from around the world including Turkey. A Raindrop Foundation volunteer made (ebru) water marbling for people.


kmOklahoma City's 5th Annual Turkish Festival drew a steady crowd all day last Saturday, Sunday surging to a nearly packed house by early evening. The event was an inviting mix of authentic Turkish food, such as doner, dolma, pastries, baklava, kabab. After tasting the delicious Turkish dishes, visitors had the pleasure of drinking Turkish Tea in the oriental corner. Water Marbling (Ebru)art,,ceramic arts,Anatolian felting art,Turkish calligraphy art, were one of the focus points as the guests experienced hands-on painting on the water.
(Tuesday, April 26-27, 2014,, Oklahoma City, OK)


OKMembers of the Oklahoma City and Tulsa Raindrop Turkish House attended the 8th Annual Turkish Culture and Language Olympiad, held at the Hobby Center in Houston, on Saturday February 15th, 2014.
Members participated in the cultural display contest by exhibiting Native American items and pictures from Oklahoma.Autumn Pritchett and Caitlyn Sloan, two members of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, were also there to help display the traditional dress for Kiowa women.
The state of Oklahoma won First Place with their display and the award was accepted on stage by tayyip oral, from oklahoma city.

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