It's been nearly a week since the tragic Boston bombings, yet many of us still are wondering how we can help. Here are a few things you can do:
1) Join the One Minute of Silence scheduled for Monday, 4/22 @ 2:50pm EST
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick, and One Fund Boston are calling upon Boston and all communities across the Commonwealth to join together in a Moment of Silence on Monday afternoon, exactly one week following the Boston Marathon bombings. The minute of silence will take place at 2:50 p.m. ET to honor the victims of the attacks and their families. It will be followed by the ringing of bells throughout Boston and the Commonwealth. Mayor Menino and Governor Patrick are humbled by the support shown by the public and the business community, and the B.A.A. will join in support and in honor of the victims and their families.
2) Make a donation to the One Fund.
Visit onefundboston.org to make a direct donation to help the victims of this tragedy.
3) Buy the Boston Stands As One T-Shirt.
Adidas created this t-shirt and will be donating 100% of profits to the One Fund. The initial run sold out in hours, so they are making more.
4) Get the Wristband.
runnow.com to get one of the 100,000 to be made (all proceeds go to the One Fund).
5) Join a Local Boston Solidarity Run.
They are going on everywhere - just ask your local running clubs.
6) Get Ready for Boston 2014.
Come show Boston some love next year. Given the interest levels of qualifying (see graphic of Google inquiries for "qualify for Boston"), it may be tougher than ever, but I get the impression 2014 will be an amazing year.
7) Go Outside.
Get outside and make some tracks, and send your good mojo to the people of Boston. It's free entry to National Parks all week, so you have no excuse. ;-)