Boston Marathon Explosions: How You Can Help
The attack on the Boston Marathon left three people dead and over 170 more injured. You can support the victims and their families through the links below.
One Fund Boston, Inc.
800 Boylston Street #990009
Boston, MA 02199
*Razoo features several online fundraisers in support of Boston Marathon runners. Many of these are the original campaigns set up by runners weeks before the event. You can still support their efforts and those causes.
*Funds are being initiated to support individual victims, including Jeff Bauman, who lost both of his legs after the blast and helped identify the suspects, and Roseann Sdoia, a marathon spectator who had one leg amputated below the knee. Other individual donation pages: Celeste & Sydney Corcoran, Christian Williams and Caroline Reinsch, Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky, and Rose Mahoney. Here's a full list of fundraisers from GoFundMe in support of Boston Marathon bombing victims.
*TUGG (Technology Underwriting Greater Good), a project of the Boston technology community, has set up a fund in support of victims. All donations will go to the Red Cross, the Boston Children's Hospital, and other groups working with victims of the explosions. Donate here.
*As she did after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, Ann Curry is asking individuals to perform random acts of kindness for Bostonians. If you're in, tweet your support with #26Acts2.
Other Ways To Help
*Donate blood. It’s important, not just now, but always. You can make sure your city has enough blood in the event of a disaster by donating regularly. Right now, there is plenty of donated blood in Boston to meet demand, according to the American Red Cross.
Thanks to generosity of volunteer blood donors there is currently enough blood on the shelves to meet demand. #BostonMarathon— American Red Cross (@RedCross) April 15, 2013
Jonathan Harris is Participant Media’s Director of Digital Social Action.