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Boston Marathon Bombing Aftermath: How you can Help

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Here are some ways you can help the victims of the tragic Boston Marathon bombing.

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Each mile of yesterday's Boston Marathon was dedicated to each victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.  The unimaginable happened at the finish line.  Here are the latest details on the story.

Here are some ways you can currently help the victims of the tragic Boston Marathon bombing:

The One Fund Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino have announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.

Boston Police Help Line: Family members looking for information about individuals injured during the incident are encouraged to call (617) 635-4500.

Boston Marathon Athlete Tracker: This section of the marathon’s official website lets users track runners by name or bib number to find out if he or she finished the race and when.  

Google Person Finder’s Boston Marathon Page: Google’s Person Finder launched this page  that lets users look up information to either find someone or offer information about someone.

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 still in Boston and in need of places to stay. This page has been created for those of you whom are able to offer housing. 

Boston Police Tip Line: Anyone with information about the incident at the Boston Marathon is encouraged to call the Boston Police Department’s tip line: 1-800-494-TIPS or call the department’s task force tip line at 617-223-6610 or email boston@ci.fbi.gov

If you're involved in any community outreach programs, or you're organizing an event in support of Boston, email us at news@longisland.com to be included in this list.