Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Tom Menino announced where people can make donations to help the victims. It's www.onefundboston.org Spread the word to get help to those who really need it in Boston!
At least three deaths and more than 100 injuries (167 victims) have been confirmed in the wake of Monday’s (4/15) bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon....
Just after 3 p.m. on a clear day, about three hours after the winners crossed the finish line to cheers in downtown Boston, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. Another explosion could be heard a few seconds later. According to several reports, the first blast was in the vicinity of Marathon Sports on Boylston Street on the sidewalk, and the second was farther up the street toward Mass. Ave.
The blasts brought horror to the middle of the city. On a day when Boston stops and celebrates the thousands of runners who take part in one of the most historic road races in the country, several onlookers and runners were treated for serious injuries. (click for more)
Here are four important tips and websites in the wake of what happened yesterday at the Boston Marathon.
1. The Boston Police Department and FBI have asked for ANY photos, videos, or information from yesterday. They're stressing that NOTHING is irrelevant. You can reach the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or email them at Boston@ic.fbi.gov. There's also a Boston Crime Tips Hotline at 800-494-8477.
2. The Boston Mayor's hotline if you're looking for a loved one is 617-635-4500. Google has set up a 'Person Finder' click here!
Sign up for Safe & Well through the Red Cross!
Here's a full list of the Texans in the Boston Marathon!
Red Cross does have a message on it saying due to high volume you might have trouble getting through the 'Safe & Well' area to find someone, but please keep trying!
3. It's best to text people in Boston rather than call them. The cell towers there are overloaded, and it helps to keep them open for emergencies.
4. The Red Cross says they have enough blood AND enough money to handle the crisis. Instead of donating blood now, wait for a few weeks or months. You can still donate money, but make sure you go to the source and watch out for scams.
Entercom Boston stations:
Wednesday 4/17: Vigil to walk/jog the 3-mile loop around LB Lake Thursday (4/18) at 8pm in honor of the Boston Marathon victims and the Central Texans who returned safely! Click here!
Tuesday 4/16: Circuit of The Americas™ announces secuirty measures for Red Bull MotoGP of The Americas this weekend 4/19-4/21. Click here! Security checkpoints, list of prohibited items standard protocol for all major Circuit events.
Tuesday 4/16: Chief Art Acevedo's statement concerning the Boston Marathon Bombing! Click here!
Tuesday: 4/16 @ 1:45pm UT Bells play for Boston. Click here for the raw video thanks to KVUE!
Here is video of the aftermath of the explosions. Warning on graphic content!