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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



Raindrop Ladies hosted Bryan/College Station Ladies at a Dinner

1Raindrop Ladies hosted Bryan/College Station ladies for an iftar (special dinner for breaking the fast) on Friday, 26th July.

The night started with a warm up activity. Ladies introduced themselves to each other. Then, one of the graduate students from Texas A&M University presented the significance of the holy month Ramadan (the lunar calender month that Muslims fast) and what it meant to her while she was a kid. Around 8.30 pm, the ladies started having dinner together.

Rep. Raney visited Raindrop Turkish House

1Representative John Raney visited Raindrop Turkish House on June 26th. In his visit people from Bryan College Station community attended the event.

In the event, lasting two hours, Rep. Raney gave a speech on the state budget needs and informed about the budget spendings in 2012 -2013 legislative year. After his speech, attendees asked him questions about several law issues they encountered.


Raindrop Turkish House hosted people from Bryan College Station Community at a Ramadan Dinner

1On July 18th, Raindrop Turkish house hosted people from Bryan College Station at a Ramadan dinner. In this event people from different background, religion, and ethnicity came together and had a dinner together. The Mayor of College Station Nancy Berry was also among the guest of this event. The event started with a paper marbling performance. After the Paper marbling demonstration, a presentation about the Ramadan month was shared with guests. The event continued with Ramadan dinner. About fifty guests from the community attended the program.

Appreciation Lunch For Bryan Police Department

bpdAs Raindrop Foundation, we are thankful for continues service of Police Department of Bryan to Bryan Community. To show our appreciation, we served lunch for Bryan Police Department on June 20th. In our appreciation lunch, Officers of Bryan Police Department enjoyed delicious Turkish BBQ.

During the lunch, we introduced our organization to the Bryan Police Department, and appreciated for their service to make more peaceful place for all Bryan Community. Also, Chief Buske expressed his appreciation for services of Raindrop Foundation to the community.

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