Boston Marathon Relief and Aid in the Immediate Aftermath - How You Can Help or Find Help

Amid the chaos and confusion in the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, multiple aid groups and agencies have put forward lists of ways the general public can help or get information. Below is a list of ways to help or find aid.

The database of runners can be searched by name.

Red Cross and Google have launched “person finder” pages.

Boston Police have set up a hotline (617-635-4500) to help people check on loved ones

The Red Cross says the best way to help right now is to get in touch with loved ones through its Safe And Well Listings. The organization is not asking for blood donations at this time.


The Salvation Army is offering food, beverages and crisis counseling to survivors and first responders. Find out how you can get involved here.

Some marathon runners are stranded in Boston and in need of a place to stay. Find out how you can offer housing here.

Anyone with info about the incident can call 1-800-494-TIPS.


1 Comment

  1. April 15, 2013  8:59 pm by J. Casper (@repsac3) Reply

    Kudos. Always too few positive, helpful posts in the immediate aftermath of terrorism and tragedy. (...and too many trying to place blame on their chosen enemies.)

    Good stuff.