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How You Can Help Boston

These charities are providing care and support to victims of the marathon bombing, their families, and first responders still in the Boston area.

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2. Richard Family Fund

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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.

4. Boston Children's Hospital

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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.


9. Donate blood — later.

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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.

h/t: Christian Science Monitor