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Boston: $61 Million Charity Donations

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One Fund Boston

The One Fund Boston was established following the terror attacks that struck at the Boston Marathon on April 15...

Public and corporate donations have continued to pour in for the fund...

One Fund Boston Administrator Ken Feinberg describes “the unprecedented generosity of Bostonians, of Americans, and of people around the world...”

Whilst acknowledging that “No amount of money can replace what has been lost...”

Three people were killed during the Boston Marathon and hundreds wounded as a result of the double bomb attacks...

In the immediate aftermath of the bombing Boston Mayor Tom Menino and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick declared a fund would be established to help victims...

The mayor’s office has now announced the One Fund Boston will distribute almost 61 million dollars starting this month...

The announcement has revealed the registered non-profit organisation will release $60,952,000 to all of the 232 eligible claimants...

The payments represent 100 per cent of all the money donated to the fund up until June 26...

Payments are being made in four categories including Category A – the category that recognises loss of life and those who sustained double amputations of limbs or permanent brain damage as a result of the terror attacks...

A total of six eligible claimants in Category A will each receive $2,195,000 from the charitable fund...

14 eligible claimants in Category B, that includes those who sustained amputation of a limb as a result of the attacks, will each receive $1,195,000...

The other payments are all for victims of the tragedy who received hospital treatments with funds distributed according to the severity of the injuries and treatment...

The deadline for claim form submissions was June 15 and the fund received a total of 259 claim applications by the deadline...

The fund continues to receive donations and currently stands at 62.5 million USD...

The One Fund’s managers say they have consulted with survivors, families and the local community, and that donations received after June 26 will continue to support the survivors and families of victims who have been most affected by the tragedy...

Source: http://www.giving-news.

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