2.2 min readBy Published On: April 17th, 2013Categories: Features0 Comments on Be strong Boston

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by yesterday’s tragedy.  Our hearts are broken for the Richard family and all the victims and their families. 
Thank you to the BPD, BFD, Boston EMS, and the good samaritans that responded.  Also, thank you to the doctors and nurses who are working around the clock to help the victims.  Their heroic actions saved lives.



  • Relatives of victims and anyone missing can call the mayor’s hotline at 617-635-4500.
  • Anyone with information about the explosions should call police at 800-494-TIPS. 
  • The FBI has also set up 800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324), prompt #3, for anyone who has information or visual images regarding the explosions.
  • If you would like to donate blood visit: http://www.redcrossblood.org/locations/boston-donation-center  They will need donations next week.
  • Make a donation to One Fund Boston to raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that happened at the Boston Marathon. To donate visit: http://onefundboston.org/
  • Mayor Thomas M. Menino has announced the City of Boston will staff a resource and counseling center today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the offices of City Year, 287 Columbus Avenue in Boston. Staff from Boston Centers for Youth & Families and the Boston Public Health Commission will be on hand to provide information, assistance and counseling services to anyone still needing help as a result of the tragedies during Monday’s Marathon.
  • President Obama will travel to Boston on Thursday to attend an interfaith service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross at 11am. 
  • Donate to the Boston First Responders Fund The Boston Firefighters Credit Union is handling this fund.  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: 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:
  • Blasi’s Cafe – 762 Adams St
  • Peabody Square Firehouse- 1884 Dorchester Ave
  • Viet AID – 42 Charles St
  • Beauty Bar – 393 Neponset Ave
  • McKenna’s Cafe – 109 Savin Hill Ave
  • Savin Scoop’s- 107 Savin Hill Ave
  • 224 Boston Street Restaurant – 224 Boston St
  • Sugar Bowl Cafe – 857 Dorchster Ave

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.

Be strong Boston!