“No More Hurting People.” How To Bless Boston

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Beautiful 8 year-old Martin Richard perished in the Boston Marathon bombing.

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

twitter-logoYou can also get updates by following the hashtag #BostonHelp on Twitter.

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.

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About Light Stream

Casandra Moreno Lombera is an author, blogger, and Emmy nominated television producer who grew up in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver communities. In junior high school, she promised her single mother that she would get straight A’s in order to graduate early and help her relocate to Aurora, Colorado. She did… and though women and Latinas were scarcely visible in television, she dreamed of a future in broadcast journalism. From an early age, Casandra wanted children and loved to write. She began her career in television (writing and reporting on camera) at the age of 18. She also began raising two very successful children as a single mom. Throughout her career, she became an award winning, television producer/program creator (receiving both the Imagen and Golden Eagle Awards); was executive producer of both public affairs and children’s programming at KWHY-TV, Channel 22; and worked on camera hosting public affairs talk shows for many years. More distinctive opportunities came her way, however her desire to write children’s books and to blaze new trails in the publishing world became irrepressible. Her dreams today focus on empowering youth, writing (particularly about God’s love for them), and raising money for the impoverished through organizations like Hope Worldwide https://www.hopeww.org/sslpage.aspx. Throughout her life, she has been passionate about hands-on giving to the community and has received many forms of appreciation (including a congressional commendation) for her efforts. She has served on several boards including Communications Bridge Institute, training disadvantaged youth in television production; St. Anne’s, building futures for at risk teens and unwed mothers; HOPE, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality; the American Diabetes Association fund raising committee; and the Consumer Advisory Committee for the California Contractors State Licensing Board. Casandra is also a recipient of La Opinion’s 2012 Mujeres Destacadas (Exceptional Women) Award. She is completely smitten with her husband, two children, and four grand babies who inspired Light Riders. Follow her @casandratweets and @Lightersbook on Twitter. Her blog is at http://www.shewentthere.wordpress.com. Direct Contact: Lightridersbook@gmail.com
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4 Responses to “No More Hurting People.” How To Bless Boston

  1. Thank you for sharing these valuable sources. 🙂

  2. Lola says:

    Awesome entry Casi, mi hermana hermosa! xoxo ♥

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