President’s Message about the Earthquake Help Campaign

van-earthquake-2011-10-23Dear Friends,

On Sunday, October 23, 2011 a strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 hit the eastern part of Turkey. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the province of Van, impacting the provincial capital Van, and nearby towns. The biggest impact was in Ercis a town with a population of around 75 thousand.

Right after the earthquake happened, the initial news was that it only impacted a few dozen buildings. However, as time passed, we learnt that the reality was far more disastrous than that. In fact, as of Thursday, October twenty seven, 576 people were killed, 2.608 people were injured, and 187 people are rescued.

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Held For Victims Of Earthquake In Turkey, The Broadcasting Media In Corpus Christi Gave Support To The Campaign

DSC_0002We are as Turkish-American very sad about the earthquake which happened on Sunday October 23, 2011 in Turkey. We would like to thank the people of Corpus Christi and the community leaders for sharing their feelings and also making donations for the helping hands campaign which organized by Raindrop Turkish House. We also would like to thank the KIII TV and Channel 6 for supporting our campaign and making news about the earthquake in Turkey on their headline news. We invite people in Corpus Christi, Texas to help for the difficulty that Turkish People facing nowadays. You can watch the video about our campaign from this link. http://www.kiiitv.com/story/15885404/local-turkish-community-helps-quake-victims

(October 26th 2011, Corpus Christi, TX)

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Raindrop Turkish House El Paso announces help for Turkish Quake on TV

telemundo_2 Telemundo TV station broadcasting in El Paso Texas, Juarez Chihuahua (Mexico), and Las Cruzes New Mexico visited  Raindrop Turkish House El Paso to have a friendly heart-to-heart talk about Turkish Quake happened at 1:41 pm (5:41 pm) on Sunday, October 23, 2011. El Paso Raindrop Turkish House director Riza Gurlek expressed how badly hurt by the earthquake and announces the help campaign organized by Raindrop Turkish House.

Details:

http://elpaso.holaciudad.com/notas/186109-comunidad-turca-el-paso-reacciona

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Earth Quake Shakes Eastern Part of Turkey

quake-van_raindropThis is the time that we need to show our friendship and brotherhood. Raindrop Helping Hands launched a campaign for the earthquake victims in Turkey.

Please send us your generous donation so that we can deliver it to those who are in need. Funds collected through the Helping Hands' account will be delivered to the authorized people in the U.S. or through our sister organizations located in Turkey.

You can make your donations by:

Check (Please make your checks payable to: "Raindrop Helping Hands" and place the memo as Help Earthquake Victims in Turkey. The check should be sent to 9301 West Belfort Houston, Texas 77031)  

(October 24, 2011. Baton Rouge, LA)

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