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6 Ways You Can Help Boston

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1. DONATE

  • The One Fund Boston
    Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino have announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.To contribute to The One Fund Boston, click here.

    To send a check by mail:
    One Fund Boston, Inc.
    800 Boylston Street #99009
    Boston, MA 02199

  • Boston Children’s Hospital
    Boston Children’s Hospital continues to care for the young victims of the attack. You can support the hospital’s efforts with a donation to the Marathon Program, which supports the hospital’s areas of greatest need, or their Emergency and Trauma fund, which helps kids and families get the emergency treatment they need when faced with tragedy.
  • American Red Cross
    Thanks to the generosity of volunteer blood donors, there is currently enough blood on the shelves to meet victim needs. The Red Cross also has the financial resources it needs to support this event right now. But they are asking those who want to help to make an appointment to give blood in the coming weeks and months. They can do that by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or visiting redcrossblood.org.

2. VOLUNTEER

Instead of entering a race, volunteer at a race as an act of gratitude to the Boston Marathon volunteers who became first-responders after the explosions at the finish line.

3. HONOR A TRUE CHAMPION

Medals4Mettle (M4M) is a non-profit organization that facilitates the gifting of marathon, half marathon, and triathlon finishers’ medals to people fighting debilitating illnesses who might not be able to run a race, but are in a race of their own just to continue to live their life. Medals4Mettle will accept donations of Boston Marathon finishers’ medals from this year, or past years. They will then place Medals4Mettle ribbons on them and award them to the courageous victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon and the first responders that raced to help them. To donate, please send medals to their Boston Area chapters listed on their chapter page.

4. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

You can’t help others if you aren’t helping yourself. The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 is providing immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Helpline immediately connects callers to trained and caring professionals from the closest crisis counseling center in the nationwide network of centers. For additional tips on healthy coping after traumatic events, click here.

5. BOSTON MARATHON TIP HOTLINE

People should call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) and select prompt #3, if they have any information, visual images and/or details regarding the explosions along the Boston Marathon route or elsewhere. No piece of information or detail is too small.

6. KEEP RUNNING

The Independent Running Retailers Association is connecting stores around the country to support those affected by the events at the Boston Marathon.  Run specialty stores across the U.S. will be hosting simultaneous “Runners For Boston” fun runs on Monday, April 22nd at 6:30pm. On the run, participants are encouraged to wear past/present Boston Marathon gear, the iconic blue & yellow, or the “Runners for Boston” t-shirt graphic.

The stores are covering the costs of the shirts and all the proceeds will go towards The One Fund Boston to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.

Use the Saucony.com dealer locator to find a Run Specialty retailer near you and call them to find out if they are participating.

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