We wanted to take a quick moment for all those affected by the bombings at the Boston Marathon yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the people whose lives have been forever changed from this tragedy. The images from the incident are shocking and hard to process.
Watching the footage again this morning during the press conference I did still see the pain, and fear of those in this horrific incident. The thing I noticed this time were the people who ran towards the blasts to help others. People taking off their coats and shirts to bandage those who were hurt. A thank you to the brave souls who run towards danger to help those in need.
If you are looking for ways to help those who have been affected, here are some suggestions courtesy of Huffington Post:
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- The Red Cross says the best way to help right now is to get in touch with loved ones through its Safe And Well Listings. The organization is not asking for blood donations at this time.
- The Salvation Army is offering food, beverages and crisis counseling to survivors and first res ponders. Find out how you can get involved here.
- Some marathon runners are stranded in Boston and in need places to stay. Find out how you can offer housing here.
- Anyone with info about the incident can call 1-800-494-TIPS.