Set up by Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino to aid those most affected by the marathon bombing. Donate here.
2. Richard Family Fund
A fund for the family of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy who was killed in the bombing — donate in person at Salem Five banks in Massachusetts, or by mail at Salem Five, Attn: Richard Family Fund, 210 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970.
Set up by local police and firefighters in Boston. Donate here.
The hospital has a special Marathon Program — donations support the hospital’s areas of greatest need as it continues to care for bombing survivors, including 11-year-old Aaron Hern, who’s recovering from a severe wound to his leg.
The charity is providing health care, emotional support, and meals to those affected by the bombing. Donate here.
The Salvation Army has units on the ground in Watertown, Massachusetts, providing meals to first responders, and you can donate here.
Lutheran Christian Charities has sent therapy dogs to help Bostonians — some visited victims in the hospital. You can donate to their therapy dog program here.
9. Donate blood — later.
The Red Cross says it has enough blood now, but the blood supply may need to be replenished later, in the wake of such a large emergency. Blood donations tend to drop in summer, anyway, so the coming months will be a good time — if the marathon bombing made you want to donate, consider doing so anyway. The Red Cross has a tool to help you find where to donate.