Raindrop Turkish House Dallas offered Thanksgiving Lunch to Richardson Fire Department Station 4 and Lindan Park Care Center
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It has become a tradition for Raindrop Turkish House Dallas to share their Thanksgiving Lunch with Richardson Fire Department Station 4 and with the Lindan Park Care Center Nursing Home staff. The fire department officers had shown their appreciation by saying "We really enjoyed it and it means a lot that citizens like yourself take the time to think of us. Thanks again for your generosity."(11/23/2011 Dallas,TX)

Raindrop Turkish House Dallas Celebrated Thanksgiving with Neighbors
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Raindrop Turkish House Dallas in collaboration with The Institute of Interfaith Dialog and Dallas Islamic Center had celebrated the thanksgiving with neighbors and friends. Attendees enjoyed the traditional turkey dinner in this early thanksgiving program, and thanked the foundation for being an excellent neighbor for the community. During the presentations, the importance of thanksgiving and gratefulness is emphasized from different cultural perspectives. The conclusion of the presentation was to thank God and pray together with saying "Let's thank our beautiful country, let's thank our living constitution, and let's thank the people around us. Only then can we truly thank God."(11/18/2011 Dallas,TX)

Raindrop Turkish House hosted neighbors for a Thanksgiving Dinner
_IID7849On Tuesday November 19, Raindrop Turkish House Houston Branch hosted neighbors for a Thanksgiving Dinner. The meal included delicious Thanksgiving turkeys. There was a 10 minute video presentation on the touristic and historical beauties of Turkey made by the Turkish Ministry of Culture followed by a quick presentation on Raindrop Foundation. The guests were treated to Turkish tea during and after the presentation. (19 Nov 2011)
Turkish Coffee Night featured “Women’s Bone Health’’

JPG_11   The second Turkish Coffee Night of the fall season was held at the Raindrop Turkish House on Friday, November 18, 2011. MC of the program was Rhea Woodcock, Director of Student Ministries at the Southern Nazarene University, and volunteer of the Raindrop Turkish House. Raindrop representative, Ozlem Yasar welcomed the guests on behalf of the Raindrop.

The theme of the program was “Women’s Bone Health.” The program featured Dr. Sheila M. Algan M.D. as a keynote speaker. Dr. Sheila Algan is an Assistant Professor in the Orthopedic Surgery Department at the OU Health Science Center. She is specialty trained in Sports Medicine and helps take care of some local sports team (Oklahoma Christian University).  She was in private practice in Oregon for 5 years and in the Air Force as an orthopedic surgeon for 4 years. Her interests are women's musculoskeletal health, and injury prevention (especially in young athletes). 

Raindrop Turkish House El Paso offered Thanksgiving Dinner


Raindrop Turkish House of El Paso organized Early Thanksgiving Dinner on November 22nd evening to El Paso community.

Early Thanksgiving Dinner was an opportunity for Turkish families and friends to share their insightful cares, delicious Thanksgiving dinner with pumpkin pies. It was an amazingly beautiful gathering of more than 70 people from different faith communities to share a meal and have a social conversation. Each table shared their cultural and faith perspectives regarding the how they were celebrating Thanksgiving.   

The event started with welcoming remarks by Riza Gurlek, director of Raindrop Turkish House. Every single guest made a short and brief prayer for gathering around Thanksgiving Dinner. Later on Hal Marcus, entrepreneurial artist of El Paso along the Rio Grande, gave  brief speech of his artistic thoughts of Thanksgiving within Raindrop Community and gave a present to President/CEO of Raindrop Turkish Houses. Mr. Okumus was pleased to join the event in El Paso and talked about how the community is beautified with such an events.
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