The San Francisco sporting slogan that I hold dear to my heart has never rung so true in the wake of the Boston Marathon tragedy. People from all over the world have come together to show their support for the victims and responders of the bombings. The Chicago Tribune bought lunch for the Boston Globe staff to thank them for their tireless coverage of the events, Red Sox donated $646,500 to a Boston Relief Fund (One Fund Boston), people in Syria sent an uplifting message to Bostonians (that was returned with a heartfelt response), and on April 15, the American Red Cross tweeted that thanks to volunteer donors, there was enough blood to meet the demand.
If you’d like to contribute to the Boston Marathon relief effort, here are a few ways to help:
OneFundBoston.org: Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino launched the site to help those most affected by the events.
Boston First Responders’ Fund: The Boston Firefighters Credit Union created the First Responders’ fund to aid victims of the bombings.
Boston Police Foundation: The fund is for those who responded were heroically responded on the scene of last week’s events, and also assisted in the apprehensions of those responsible.
Together we can make a difference.