Helping in Boston-UPDATED

UPDATES: NEWEST AT TOP:

___________Monday April 22nd 9:17 AM
Taken from Ars Technica here.

_________ Friday April 19th 9:25PM MST

DropKick Murphy's, a band from Boston, is raising money for the families affected by the bombings by selling "For Boston" t-shirts. If you would like to purchase a t-shirt click here.

Or if you want to uphold the human spirit and #RunForBoston, join the event We Run For Boston-Saturdayon Facebook. This event will unite runners, and non-runners to pull on their tennis shoes and run together as a country on Saturday, April 20.

_____________Wednesday April 17th 12:11 AM

Donate to The One Fund Boston, set up by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick a

nd Boston Mayor Tom Menino to support those most affected by the April 15 bombings.

_________ Tuesday April 16th 9:35 PM 

Limbs for Life. Org

is taking donations for victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings. Limbs for life provides prosthetic care for those who cannot afford it. Please click here for more information.

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Google Person Finder For Boston Marathon

_______ Tuesday April 16th 8:28 AM MDT

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTS VICTIMS OF BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING Fundraising:

See the related news story on this effort here.
The Washington Post also covers the fundraiser here.

Click here to visit the fundraising page:

About the Cause:

Please join TUGG and the technology community in supporting those impacted by the bombing at this year's Boston Marathon. All proceeds will be donated completely to programs working with victims of the attacks including Red Cross, Children's Hospital, and others. Both TUGG and fundraise.com are donating 100% of their fees so that all of your support goes directly to helping those in need. This is a terrible injustice and we are proud to stand as a community to help repair the lives of those who have been hurt. To learn more, please visit:

http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2013/04/15/explosion-at-boston-marathon-2013-finish-line/

About TUGG:

In 2009, leaders from Boston's technology community created a new initiative called TUGG (Technology Underwriting Greater Good) dedicated to bringing together technology companies, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists to help young people realize their full potential. TUGG accomplishes this by empowering individuals and the community to identify important issues and collaborate to solve them.

___________ Monday April 15th Evening Time:

The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts has opened a disaster operation center and is asking locals to notify loved ones of their whereabouts on the organization’s website.

  • The Red Cross says the best way to help right now is to get in touch with loved ones through its Safe And Well Listings. The organization is not asking for blood donations at this time.
  • The Salvation Army is offering food, beverages and crisis counseling to survivors and first responders. Find out how you can get involved here.
  • Some marathon runners are stranded in Boston and in need of places to stay. Find out how you can offer housing here.
  • Anyone with info about the incident can call 1-800-494-TIPS.

Taken from the Huffington Post Page

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Original Blog Entry:

The darkness left behind by such senseless violence is only outdone by the bright hope we have in helping each other get through these days. Nothing made me cry harder than seeing people rushing into the blast area trying to help the wounded. We've been through this before, and we recovered. We can do it again. 

Also, I implore you to stay away from the speculators, the ad-fueled debate machines designed to make this into something they can churn endlessly on the networks. The people lost, the people hurt deserve help and compassion from us, not fearful suspicious bickering and suggestions of more violence. Eye for an eye, people. Hug your loved ones tonight and tomorrow. When I've sorted out helping info pages,I'll post them here.