Wednesday night I attended the first Boston Bruins game after the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday. The TD Garden was packed for the opening ceremonies, where a tearful montage of the scenes from the aftermath of the bombings reminded us of all the care, help and compassion that was in large supply by first responders and others.
And in a patriotic showing of support and love for our country, the national anthem was begun by Rene Rancourt … but then was handed off to the crowd, who sang it with the soul and heart of a nation standing together. Standing strong. Boston Strong.
Click through to watch the video, or to consider a donation to the fund setup by civic leaders and local businesses to help support the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Boston continues to heal from the tragic events of Monday.1 Last night’s Bruins NHL hockey game was the first major public event since the bombings, and it drew together tens of thousands of fans and citizens from throughout the city.
Want to help through a monetary donation? The One Fund Boston has been setup to help the victims of the bombing:
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Menino today announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, the purpose of which is to raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during Monday’s Boston Marathon.
“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,” Governor Patrick said. “At moments like this, we are one state, one city, and one people.” According to Mayor Menino, support from the business community was immediate. “Within an hour, I had calls from business leaders and local philanthropists who, like me, were heartbroken by the impact this hideous tragedy has had on individuals, their families, and friends. And they want to do everything they can to help these people physically and psychologically in the future.”
The cornerstone donation to The One Fund Boston is a $1 million commitment from John Hancock.
Donate today to help the victims of this tragic event.
- Psych Central’s offices are north of Boston, in a seaside town called Newburyport, so we were not affected by the bombings. [↩]
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Grohol, J. (2013). Boston Strong: Donate to the Marathon Bombing Victims. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 3, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/04/18/boston-strong-donate-to-the-marathon-bombing-victims/