Albuquerque News
Congratulations Our Language and Cooking Class Students on their Success at the Turkish Language Olympiad

IMG 2564We are so proud of announcing that our Turkish Language Class student Sarah Smith is the winner of the 7th Annual Turkish Language Olympiad, organized by Raindrop Foundation, was held at Arena Theater in Houston on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Also our Cooking Class student Maria C. Moya won the bronze medal on cooking category at the olympiads. Over a thousand viewers enjoyed this festive atmosphere where students, parents, teachers and guests enjoyed live performances in different languages including English, Turkish and Spanish. The MC of the program was ABC 13's Miya Shay together with two students, Anthony Beltran and Phillip Munoz who made announcements in Turkish.

The program where students received their awards for their hard work and success in several categories featured singing in English, Turkish and Spanish, poetry recitations, traditional Turkish, Colombian and Chinese dances and talent shows such as cooking.

Like in previous years, this year's event also hosted distinguished guests. Congressmen Al Green and Henry Cuellar, Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee, Texas State representatives Dr. Alma Allen and Gene Wu, Consul General of Turkey Cemalettin Aydin, Houston city council member Mike Laster and Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia were in attendance. Congressman Al Green and Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee presented congressional proclamations to Raindrop Foundation for organizing the event that promotes education, culture and living together.


A number of awards were presented to students in several categories and Maria Cardona, Alexis Allen, Dallas Folk Dance Team and Sam Koxyn won the gold medal award in poetry, singing, folk dance and talent categories respectively. For language category, there were three winners, Antonio Beltran, Emmanuel Lopez-Salinas and Phillip Munoz.

(March 25, 2013. Albuquerque, NM)

 
Tornado Victims in Moore area in Oklahoma needs our help!

Dear Friends,

We are deeply saddened by the loss and the damage because of the Tornado in Moore area. 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 Oklahoma following a massive tornado that destroyed or heavily damaged lots of homes, schools etc. 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 Moore, OK.

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 "Moore Tornado Relief". The check should be sent to 4444 N.Classen Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73118

* Google Checkout: Please click to Donate Thru Google Checkout button on the right side of the website and choose "Moore Tornado Relief" to make donation.

We appreciate your kind donations and even a small contribution will help to reduce the pain of the Tornado.

 
Raindrop Helping Hands have initiated a relief effort for the victims of Waco trage

2waco041813Dear Friends,
We are deeply saddened that the town of West, Texas, a small town just outside of Waco, was devastated by an explosion at a fertilizer plant on April 17th. More than 160 people were injured as dozens of homes and buildings were destroyed. Residents are being evacuated because officials are worried that another tank at the facility might explode.
Our hearts and thoughts go to all of those who were affected by the explosion but people need more than that.

Dear Friends,

Raindrop Helping Hands launches a campaign that focuses on all aspects of the relief efforts following explosion pass through Waco. 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 "Help Waco". The check should be sent to Raindrop Helping Hands at 9301 West Bellfort Ave. Houston, Texas 77031.
* Google Checkout: Please click to Donate Thru Google Checkout button on the right side of the website and choose "Help Waco" to make donation.
We appreciate your kind donations and even a small contribution will help to reduce the pain of the explosion.

 
Condemnation for Boston Marathon Bombing

Boston-Marathon-explosion-chaos 151955As Turkish-Americans, We strongly condemn the cruel terrorist bomb blast which targeted the innocent people in Boston during the marathon. This terrorist attack did not hit only the people in Boston, but also all human-kind. Whatever the aim, terrorist attacks cannot be approved or tolerated.  Terrorism has no religion, race or nationality. That senseless act of violence obtained nothing more than the infliction of unbearable pain on victims and their families. We offer our deepest condolences and prayers for those affected by this senseless act of violence.

 
Food and Craft Festival

FOODCRAFT FEST. 2013 - CopyThe festival will feature many gift items, as well as original arts and crafts for sale to the public; the unforgettable and delicious Turkish Cuisine and water marbling art known around the world as Ebru.

The admission is FREE and the event is open to the public.

Parking is free.

Date: Saturday, April 20th, 2013 from 11AM to 5PM

Venue: Raindrop Foundation
(7901 Mountain Rd. NE Suite: A&B Albuquerque, NM 87110).

For more information please email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

(Raindrop Foundation, Albuquerque)

 
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