Save the Children http://wshu.org en Syrian families in Conn. rally to raise support for loved ones abroad http://wshu.org/post/syrian-families-conn-rally-raise-support-loved-ones-abroad <p></p><p>Students at The University of Bridgeport are hosting a swimming event Friday to help bring attention to the crisis in Syria and raise money to support the millions of displaced people in the region.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:17:18 +0000 Tarice L.S. Gray 15669 at http://wshu.org Syrian families in Conn. rally to raise support for loved ones abroad Connecticut-based humanitarian groups responding to Philippines after typhoon http://wshu.org/post/connecticut-based-humanitarian-groups-responding-philippines-after-typhoon <p></p><p>Disaster relief organizations based in Connecticut are mobilizing to help the people of the Philippines following the devastating typhoon that tore through the region late last week. Gary Shay is the senior director for humanitarian operations at Westport, Connecticut-based <a href="http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6115947/k.8D6E/Official_Site.htm">Save the Children</a>. He says more than 400 staff members were already working in the Philippines before the storm.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:42:27 +0000 Craig LeMoult 8169 at http://wshu.org Connecticut-based humanitarian groups responding to Philippines after typhoon