Fundraising Reception for Soma and Bosnia held at Raindrop Turkish House in Houston

 

donation 28The Fundraising Reception for Soma and Bosnia was held on Friday, June 13th at the Turquoise Center in Houston, Texas. The event, which was organized by Embrace Relief, Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians, Raindrop Foundation, Bosnian Cultural Center, Dialogue Institute of Southwest, Houston-Istanbul Sister City Association, and Texas Turkish American Chamber of Commerce, was held to raise awareness about the impact and aftermath of two major disasters which occurred in the past month, a mining disaster in Soma in Manisa, Turkey and severe flooding throughout Bosnia. The mining disaster in Soma claimed the lives of 301 miners while the floods in Bosnia also claimed numerous lives and caused extensive property and infrastructural damage in many parts of the country.

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A Memorable Trip to Turkey with Austin ISD Global Studies Program

0C4198B6-95CF-4702-A7AB-6F78221DB70ARaindrop Foundation collaborated with the Austin ISD Global Studies Program in implementing a trip-to-Turkey educational and cultural exchange program between May 17 and 25, 2014. A total of 89 participants visited a variety of sites in Turkey’s three provinces, namely Istanbul, Bursa and Izmir. The group was comprised of mostly senior students in the AGS program and their teachers and chaperones from Raindrop Foundation.

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Coffee Night with Margaret Perry

img 8727  1401908769 51701 1Raindrop Women's Association had an another memorable and fun Coffee Night before the summer break. It was also a meaningful night because all the profit was sent to tornado victims ın Arkansas.

After a very large and delicious dinner as always, the night began with Margaret Perry's, the director of the Armstrong Community Music School, speech. She talked about music education for all ages and surprised the audience with the real life examples of how early this education begins and how it effects our lives. She also talked about using music as a way of healing physically or mentally effected patients.
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World Refugee Day

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Houston is Home to 70,000 refugees from 78 different countries! Houston’s diversity, booming economy, and culture are in part a result of refugees who have brought new flavors and zest from their home countries. We will celebrate refugees’ unrelenting perseverance and positivity on World Refugee Day, Saturday June 21, 2014 at the Raindrop Foundation Turkish House from 3:00-7:00pm. The day will be filled with cultural entertainmentchildren’s activities, cultural food, and educational exhibits.  Bring the whole family to this free, fun, and educational event!

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Donate for SOMA!

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.

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