City Establishes ‘One Fund’ for Marathon Victims


Mayor Thomas Menino and Governor Deval Patrick announced a new online funding effort to help the marathon bombing victims and families. launched Tuesday as a simple logo and Paypal link. 

“I am humbled by the outpouring of support by the business community and individuals who are united in their desire to help; The One Fund Boston will act as a central fund to receive much-needed financial support.” said Patrick in a latter linked to the site. “At moments like this, we are one state, one city, and one people.”

According to Menino, Boston’s business community has already stepped up and donated to the fund. John Hancock has already donated $ 1 million to the fund, and other luminaries of the business community have made commitments to give.

“Other individuals and corporations making commitments to The One Fund Boston include Jack Connors, John Fish, CEO of Suffolk Construction,Steve Pagliuca, Managing Director of Bain Capital and co-owner of the Boston Celtics, Larry Lucchino, CEO of the Boston Red Sox, and Mike Sheehan, CEO, and Karen Kaplan, President, of Hill Holliday,” according to the statement.

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