How to Help: Boston Marathon aftermath

How to Help: Boston Marathon aftermath

After yesterday’s explosions on Patriots Day, at the Boston Marathon, one of the earliest questions viewers glued to social media feeds and news outlets asked was, “How can we help?” How to help victims, how to help survivors, how to help the first responders?

The Red Cross has a link to Register or Search their Safe and Well listings.

“The American Red Cross Safe and Well website is a central location for people in disaster areas in the United States to register their current status, and for their loved ones to access that information. It helps provide displaced families with relief and comfort during a stressful time”

If you want to check on a runner, you can see where they last checked in at this Boston Marathon raceday link.

There is a Boston police department tip line for anyone with information (photos, videos, audio)  1(800) 494-TIPS.

RunChat has asked runners to wear race shirts on Tuesday in a show of support, or wear the Boston Marathon colors of Blue and Yellow.

The hashtag on Twitter for those seeking or offering assistance is #BostonHelp.