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onefundboston.org: One Fund Boston Established To Help Marathon Victims

 

The One Fund is now accepting donations on line.

The One Fund is now accepting donations on line.

Call it one of the most important “charity drives” in the history of the Massachusetts, if not America.

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper would like to encourage all of its readers all over Southern California, and the world for that matter, to help those in need after the tragic bombings in Boston this past week by making a donation to a new fund to help the victims.

Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Menino announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, the purpose of which is  to raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during Monday’s Boston Marathon.

“I am humbled by the outpouring of support by the business community and individuals who are united in their desire to help; The One Fund Boston will act as a central fund to receive much needed financial support,” Governor Patrick said. “At moments like this, we are one state, one city, and one people.”

According to Mayor Menino, support from the business community was immediate. “Within an hour, I had calls from business leaders and local philanthropists who, like me, were heartbroken by the impact this hideous tragedy has had on individuals, their families, and friends. And they want to do everything they can to help these people physically and psychologically in the future.”

The cornerstone donation to The One Fund Boston is a $1 million commitment from John Hancock. “John Hancock is honored to contribute to The One Fund Boston, aiding those who were affected by this terrible event,” said Craig Bromley, President. “The Boston Marathon is about courage and resilience and
community. John Hancock, which has been headquartered in Boston for more than 150 years, will continue to stand by our city, the people of Boston, our  community partners, the runners, and the Boston Athletic Association as we  unite in recovery and in renewal of our commitment to the Boston Marathon.”

Other individuals and corporations making commitments to The One Fund Boston include Jack Connors, John Fish, CEO of Suffolk Construction, Brian Moynihan, President and CEO of Bank of America, the Managing Directors of Bain Capital, Paul Grogan, President of The Boston Foundation, Steve Pagliuca, Co-owner of Boston Celtics and Shamrock Foundation President, Larry Lucchino, CEO of the Boston Red Sox, and Mike Sheehan, CEO, and Karen Kaplan, President of Hill Holliday. Boston law firm Goodwin Procter has volunteered to organize The One Fund Boston and is applying for 501(c)(3) status. One Fund Boston, Inc. will apply
for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service. Although the Fund cannot guarantee that the IRS will make a determination that the organization qualifies as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity, if approval is received within the expected time frame, the determination will be retroactive to the date of the Fund’s formation.
“We are one Boston. We are one community. As always, we will come together
to help those most in need. And in the end, we will all be better for it,”
Mayor Menino said.

To contribute to The One Fund Boston, click on www.onefundboston.org.

 

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5 Responses to onefundboston.org: One Fund Boston Established To Help Marathon Victims

  1. Laura Stark Reply

    April 23, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    My heart goes out to all the people of Boston. I just heard on the news about the One Fund Boston. I am contributing to this fund. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Boston and it is such a unique city. BE STRONG BOSTON – I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT.

    From: Evergreen, Colorado

  2. Andrew Morin Reply

    April 22, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    My heart goes out to all those effected by such a crime.I really hope that kid knows the full impact of what he did,it just didn’t make any sense.GOD BLESS EVERYONE IN BOSTON!

  3. Alan and Martha Armstrong Reply

    April 22, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Dear Boston: Glad One Fund Boston is up and going. We will contribute. Alan and Martha

  4. Sue Bente Reply

    April 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    To Boston I feel really bad about what happened at the marathon. I do hope that you all will be ok.I wish that I can come down and see your great city. From Sue bente from Calgary Alberta Canada.

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