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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombing


Today, marks a year since the Boston Marathon bombing that took three people's lives and injured more than 260. Americans responded generously donating to various fundraising appeals, including The One Fund. Now called One Fund Boston, it was established in the days immediately following the bombing to help those most affected by the tragedy. We generally recommend that donors not support brand new charities in a time of crisis. But we recognized that many donors would contribute to One Fund Boston (as evident by the fact that it raised >$4 million within the first 24 hours of its existence).

If you donated to this charity, then now is the time to follow up on that gift and see what One Fund Boston has been able to accomplish. 
Check out its website, including this report, for more information.

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