Boston Marathon Resources

The following is a list of resources for reflection events, ways to give financially and resources for those affected by Monday’s tragedy.

Vigils & Reflection Services

For a list of upcoming events, please visit

Financial Contributions

For those who would like to make a financial contribution, The One Fund Boston has been set up by Governor Patrick, Mayor Menino, and a number of major local companies to support those individuals and families directly impacted by these events. To learn more about The One Fund Boston or to make a contribution, please visit You may also send contributions to the address below:

One Fund Boston, Inc.

800 Boylston Street #990009

Boston, MA  02199

Support for Businesses

For the businesses impacted by the bombings, the Chamber has supported the Mayor in establishing the Boston Business Assistance Center, which is working to make services available to assist these businesses so they are able to reopen quickly. The Center is located in the Park Plaza and will be open from 9am – 6pm Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

Counseling Resources

Mayor Thomas Menino announced that City of Boston will staff a resource and counseling center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the officers of City Year at 287 Columbus Ave.

Staff from Boston Centers for Youth & Families and the Boston Public Health Commission will be on hand to provide information, assistance and counseling services to anyone still needing help as a result of the tragedies during Monday’s Marathon.

If anyone would like to seek assistance by phone, please call the Mayor’s 24 hour hotline at 617-635-4500. To speak to a counselor by phone, please call the Mayor’s Health Line at 617-534-5050. This counseling and resource center has been relocated from The Castle building on Columbus Avenue which served as the Center since Monday afternoon.

Blood Drives

Whether you’re donating blood or helping manage a blood drive — you are needed throughout Massachusetts! The Red Cross thanks you for your great outpouring of support and all of your help. We have seen exceptionally busy blood drives these past few days, and this is why having amazing volunteers like you helping out is so crucial.Where can you volunteer? Check out the May Calendar for the Red Cross’s upcoming blood drives. These are sorted by town name. Additionally, here are the remaining volunteer needs for the rest of April. If you are interested in helping at one of the drives please respond by emailing or call 781-461-2088.