On Monday, April 15, 2013, two bombs exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, killing three people, including an 8-year-old boy, and injuring nearly 200 others.
The RYOT Foundation has established the Boston Marathon Victims Fund to respond to this tragedy. Every single penny raised through RYOT.org will go directly to help the victims by assisting with medical costs, funeral expenses and counseling services. You can rest assured that RYOT has the best team in place to identify the greatest need in the wake of this tragedy.
We previously raised $1,000 for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting. After visiting Newtown, Conn., we determined that there was a great need for counseling, for victims, families and members of the community struggling to move on. We donated the full $1,000 to Newtown Youth and Family Services, which provides free counseling to just the people who needed it.
Other ways to stay involved and informed:
- Buy a “Boston Strong” tank for $20. Proceeds go to OneFund Boston.
- Follow @RYOTnews on Twitter for updates, the hashtag #bostonmarathon is currently being used to track the story.
- Spread the word on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook:
RYOT NOTE: Let’s help these victims and their families. Click on the gray box alongside this story to donate, and encourage your friends and families to do the same!