The One Fund Governor Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced the formation of this fund to help people most affected by the bombings.
Boston Police Help Line: Family or friends looking for info about people injured in the blasts can call (617) 635-4500.
New England Patriots plan to match donations The Kraft family announced it will match $100,000 in donations to support marathon tragedy victims. patriots.com/donate
Donate to the Boston First Responders Fund The fund is being administered through the Boston Fire Fighters Credit Union, 60 Hallet St., Dorchester, MA 02124. Checks and electronic donations are welcome. Visit http://www.bosfirecu.com or call 857-220-0133.
Donate to the Richard family: According to this Facebook posting, “Anyone looking to make a donation to help the Richard Family can go directly to Meetinghouse Bank or Vargas & Vargas Insurance in Lower Mills. The account name is: Richard Family Fund. For convenience, they have set up additional locations in Dorchester that will have a donation “drop box” for the Richard Family Fund.” Check out the Facebook page for more details. The Meetinghouse Bank has set up account for Richard family to accept donations. Call 617-298-2250 and ask for customer service to get more details.
Text to donate: Patriots defensive captain Vince Wilfork is trying to help. He tweets: “Text VINCE to 50555 to donate $10 to the Vince Wilfork Foundation all proceeds until end of the month will benefit victims of Boston bombs.”
Red Cross: According to an American Red Cross statement, they have enough blood to meet the patients’ needs right now. If you are interested in donating, they suggest making appointments in the coming weeks and months by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or visitingredcrossblood.org.
Just get out there and run: According to this Facebook page, “The next 26.2 aren’t about race prep, monthly mileage, or self. It’s about our brothers and sisters, the ones we don’t know but share a bond with. Run for the ones for whom today’s 26.2 might have been their last, and for the ones that didn’t finish. Run it in 1 day, 1 week or 1 month. Just run.”