Oklahoma City News
RAMADAN FEAST CELEBRATED AT RAINDROP FOUNDATION

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The Turkish community in Oklahoma city, celebrated Ramadan feast (Turkish: Ramazan Bayrami; Arabic: Eid-ul-Fitr ),  at the Raindrop Turkishhouse. People in their best clothes gathered early in the morning for the special Bayram prayer. Adults greeted and embraced one another wholeheartedly; children honored the hand-kissing custom (kissing an adult's right hand and placing it on one's forehead as a sign of love and respect), while wishing their elders Bayram greetings and being awarded by a Bayram tip in return. Dinner was served following the prayer and greetings.

 
Raindrop Turkish House and Red Cross Partner for Disaster Relief

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Following the multiple tornadoes that devastated communities across the state in May, the response from those wanting to help was immense.

As Oklahoma is no stranger to disaster, the ability to join with local partner organizations is critical in response and recovery. Being neutral and impartial allows bridges to be built that play a vital role in making the community in Oklahoma strong, resilient and ready.

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We Lost Our Dear Friend Murat Zengindemir!

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It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing away of Murat Zengindemir, age 34, a family member of the Raindrop Turkish House. He passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.
He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Sevda and daughter, Ayca, age 9. Murat has been a strong supporter and advocate for inter-cultural dialog in Oklahoma. He and his wife dedicated their time and effort in Oklahoma City to enhance friendship among people from different cultural and faith backgrounds. His active and loving personality has touched many peoples' lives in Oklahoma City over the last couple of years. Our condolences and heart-felt prayers go to his family and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on July 28, 2013, at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, 3815 N. St. Claire Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73112. Interment in Mercy Cemetery (at Rockwell and NW 298th) will follow the service.

 
RAINDROP FAOUNDATION ALONG WITH ICE ANGELS FEED THE HOMELESS

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Raindrop Turkish House joined with Ice Angels of Epworth today to help the neediest, the homeless of OKC. Members of the Turkish community worked hard to provide a hot meal of meat balls, potatoes, rice and baklava.

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Raindrop Helping Hands Visited Moore City Manager To Deliver $5,730 Donation

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A highly destructive tornado tore through Moore, Oklahoma on May 20, 2013. It devastated the lives of thousands of residents claiming about 24 lives. Many residential and commercial buildings, as well as many cars and trucks, were destroyed. The tornado left many affected individuals needing disaster aid. President declared national disaster for Moore making federal funding available.

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