In the wake of tragedy, I think we all want to do something to help those who are hurting. My heart breaks for those who lost a loved one yesterday and for those who sustained injuries from the explosions that occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Knowing that three lives were lost and that one family lost their sweet 8-year-old boy, Martin, leaves me speechless and horrified. Knowing that many of the injuries sustained by 152 people yesterday will last a lifetime is heart breaking.
Many people are coming together to show their support for those affected by the explosions. Some are wearing race shirts or blue and yellow. Others are donating blood and honoring the heroic people who stepped up and acted with courage and compassion in the face of tragedy.
For those of you looking for ways to help those affected by the events that unfolded at the Boston Marathon yesterday, here are two resources:
- Boston Marathon Explosions: How You Can Help
- Boston Marathon Help (This article will be constantly updated as more information about how to help surfaces.)
If you have additional information about how to best help those affected by the explosions, please let me know in the comments section of this post and I will update the post accordingly.
Edited to add the following resources: