On April 15th, 2013 tragedy struck Boston, MA. I was about half of a mile away from the Finish Line when I was stopped by a crowd of runners who had no idea what was going on, and those who did were frantically trying to contact their loved ones to make sure that they were safe. My wife, mother and sister were all on the second floor of the Forum restaurant, where the second bomb went off. I am so very fortunate and thankful that they were not injured, but unfortunately this is not the case for everyone who was there that day.
There are still families out there who need the support of organizations like the American Red Cross, and as a member of their team it is my job to spread the word of their mission so that they have enough funds to feed families, hand out blankets and provide disaster mental health support to those who need it.
I will continue to fundraise through this page for as long as it is made available. My heart goes out to everyone dealing with this tragedy and my prayers are with all of those who have been injured.
About the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts
The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts is one of the largest Red Cross chapters in the nation, serving 181 communities and five million residents. The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts mobilizes more than 2,500 volunteers and staff members annually to provide services to nearly 690,000 people across the region.
Funds raised by Team Red Cross participants will benefit American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts programs and services, including:
Disaster Preparedness and Response, Health and Safety Training, Food and Nutrition Programs, Healthcare Job Training and Nurse Aid State Testing, International Services/Service to the Armed Forces, Volunteer Resources, Youth Programs and more!
To learn more, visit us at redcross.org/ma/boston or call 617-274-5243.
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.