In honor of the child victims of the terrorist attack in Boston on April 15th — and I can only think of how invaluable our support is in helping the entire community recover and come back stronger — this post republishes information provided by various news sources on some specific ways we can effectively serve them.
Boston Children’s Hospital received ten victims from the explosions (including Martin Richard’s 6-year-old sister) and is updating its website with news as it becomes available. Follow @BostonChildrens on Twitter for their updates.
Find useful resources on how to talk to children after a tragedy at The Children’s Hospital website. Also, Please donate to Boston’s Children’s Hospital
The Red Cross and Donating Blood
Another useful resource is the Red Cross’s Safe and Well website to connect with loved ones that were at the marathon, if you are having difficulty locating them or if you want to inform others where you are.
Massachusetts Governor Patrick announced that they are in need of blood on a sustained basis. If you wish to give blood, keep checking with both local hospitals in Boston and organizations like the Red Cross to find out where to donate.
Finally, if you simply want to help Boston recover from the devastation in any way you can, donate to Onefundboston.org
God bless any act of kindness you show to our brothers and sisters in Boston. “The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed” – Prv 11:25 NLT. What we have, both our money and possessions, all belongs to God. – Karen Ehman
So give generously, because the true owner of your possessions loves to give and He will increase the warehouse of those who pour out his gifts.
Please continue to pray for the healing of the families of the departed victims: Martin Richard, Lu Lingzi, and Krystle Campbell (all under the age of 30) as well as the 170 wounded which include little Martin Richard’s mother and 6-year-old sister, and all the heroes who ran toward the victims as opposed to away.