American Red Cross Launches New ‘Boston Strong’ Page

The American Red Cross launched a new website one month after the bombings dedicated to helping those affected by the bombings recovery fully. 

The Red Cross has been involved in the Boston Marathon for decades, usually providing physical relief and care to runners.

“Never could I have imagined we’d be talking about a response to the Boston Marathon that included taking a central role in Disaster Mental Health, aid to the families of the injured and deceased, and a role in helping our community heal,” said Jarrett Barrios, CEO, American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts. “But that’s where the volunteers I work with were needed after the Boston Marathon Bombing, and where we stay, offering assistance.”

The new web page includes tips for coping through a crisis, supporting the community and offering emotional comfort, public thank-yous to those who have helped the relief effort, and more. 

 You can find the new webpage at

Do you feel like you’ve recovered emotionally from the attack on the marathon? Are you happy to see these tips for others in the community? Tell us in the comments. 

South End Patch