Mayor Marty Walsh announced today that the Boston Firefighter’s Credit Union has created a fund to help support the families of Lieutenant Ed Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy.

“In difficult times like these, I am so proud to be mayor of a city that comes together to help our neighbors in need,” said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “Since yesterday’s tragic events, we’ve experienced an outpouring of support from across the city, state, and country. So many people have expressed a willingness to help, in some way, as we grieve the loss of Lieutenant Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy.”

“Although no donation can heal the wounds suffered by the Walsh and Kennedy families, we are grateful to the Boston Firefighter’s Credit Union for helping us create a focal point for peoples’ generosity, and to the people of Boston, of Massachusetts, and of the United States, who have once again shown the power of a community to help healing process begin.”

Donations to the Lieutenant Walsh – Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund can be made by visiting the website of the Boston Firefighter’s Credit Union at Donations can also be made by mailing checks to the Fund, care of the Boston Firefighter’s Credit Union, 60 Hallet Street, Dorchester, MA 02124.

On Friday, March 28, at 1:15 p.m. on City Hall Plaza, Mayor Walsh will raise the flag of the Boston Fire Department, share a moment of silence, and honor “the courageous work our first responders perform each and every day to protect our great city.”