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Boston Marathon bombings: How to help
April 16, 2013 12:38 PM
Boston Police Help Line: Family or friends looking for info about people injured in the blasts can call (617) 635-4500.
A Google doc called "Caring for the Richard family" has been circulating online asking for donations for the Richard family.
Boston Marathon Athlete Tracker: Find runners by bib number to see if he or she finished the race and when.
Can you offer a place to stay? If so, fill out this form. We'll let people looking for a place to stay know that it's available.
Do you need a place to stay? Fill out this form and we will try to connect you with someone offering a place to stay. (See above.)
Register yourself as "safe and well" with the Red Cross. If you're searching for someone, check the registrants on this list.
Boston Police Tip Line: Anyone with information about the marathon explosions is encouraged to call the Boston Police Department’s tip line: 1-800-494-TIPS or the task force tip line at 617-223-6610. You can also email [email protected]
Blood donation: A statement from the DFCI/BWH Blood Donor Center: "The tragic events at the Boston Marathon have led to an overwhelming outpouring of support to the Blood Donor Center. If you’re considering donating blood or platelets, the center requests that you call to schedule a blood or platelet donation and consider scheduling your donation in the coming weeks to help us replenish and maintain the supply of blood products to meet the needs of patients at both Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. To schedule a donation, email [email protected]
with your preferred donation type (blood or platelets), days you prefer to donate, and a phone number."
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 visiting redcrossblood.org.
From runnersworld.com: "A grassroots movement began on social media and then was further organized by #RunChat, asking people to show support by wearing either a race shirt or blue and yellow today."
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."
Bryant University run: Bryant University is holding a one-mile run to express support of those affected by the bombing at the Boston Marathon.
Boston College walk: "We invite everyone to join us on Friday, April 19 at 4:30 pm to walk from BC to Boston to stand united. For anyone who did not get to finish, For anyone who was injured, and For anyone who lost their life...we will walk. We will walk to show that we decide when our marathon ends."