Thursday, April 18, 2013

Boston Strong - How To Help

“Boston is a tough and resilient town. So are its people. I’m supremely confident that Bostonians will pull together, take care of each other, and move forward as one proud city. As they do, the American people will be with them every single step of the way.” - President Barack Obama

In the wake of the horrific attacks at finish line of the Boston Marathon, there has been an influx of fundraising campaigns seeking to raise money for the victims of this tragedy. Provided below is a partial list of the numerous groups and organizations accepting donations to deliver funding directly to the affected individuals and their families.

The One Fund Boston, Inc. - Established by Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Tom Menino, The One Fund Boston seeks to raise money to help the families most affected by the tragic events from Monday’s Boston Marathon.

American Red Cross - By making a donation to your local Red Cross Chapter, the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts will help support the Red Cross response efforts in Boston.

The Salvation Army - The Massachusetts Division of The Salvation Army opened the Boston Emergency Services Fund following the incidents at the Boston Marathon. By making an online donation, the Salvation Army will use the funds to assist those impacted by not only this tragedy, but future emergency situations in Boston.

Boston First Responders Fund - Administered through the Boston Fire Fighters Credit Union, all donations collected through the Boston First Responders Fund will go to the victims of the attack.

Technology Underwriting Greater Good (TUGG) - Validated by the Boston Globe, the fundraising campaign organized by Boston’s technology, investing, and entrepreneurial sectors have organized a campaign on The first $100,000 of the funds raised was donated to the One Fund Boston. All future proceeds will continue to be donated completely to programs working with victims of the attacks.