Local group sheds light on Syrian refugees
After helping with medical relief in a Syrian refugee community, Lindsey Smith had a desire to do more. She helped organize a fundraiser with the Northwest Islamic Community Center in Plymouth in January that raised $125,000.

Even though she does not share Syrian heritage, she is passionate about helping refugees and educating people about the suffering in Syria and refugee communities.

"They are really limited on resources," says Smith. "Several providers have been hospitalized due to the effects of the gas. It’s just a disaster, but we are involved and we are trying and we are helping people wherever we can."

Thursday night, the U.S. fired cruise missiles at a Syrian air base after Syrian planes dropped chemical weapons that killed dozens of Syrians.

Smith says there is a fundraiser on Friday, April 28 where people can help raise money for Syrian refugees. Any medical personnel who might be interested in serving can also join the nonprofit, non-political group Syrian American Medical Society.

Shannon Slatton, reporting
on Twitter: @sslatton

April 17, 2017


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