One Boston

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The amount of pride this city holds is unlike any other.

My roommate shared this video with me, it will make you cry. It depicts the passion we feel for our beautiful home.

The One Fund, established by Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino, will streamline donations for those affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy, into one account, which will then be divided up to victims and their families.

“The events at the Boston Marathon shook the streets of Boston but not the spirit of our city,” New Balance executive vice president of administration Anne Davis said in a statement. “In the aftermath of this tragedy and the remarkable scenes of heroism and bravery, we have never been more proud to be a part of the landscape of Boston. Our thoughts and prayers are today and always will be with the victims of this tragedy.”

Not only has New Balance donated $1 million to the One Fund, New Balance’s own foundation will match contributions to the One Fund made by their employees.

Some of the generous donations that coporations have made also include:

AT&T has also donated $1 million and has set up a text donation system for its customers.

DNY Mellon has donated $150,000 and will match up to $100,000 of donations made by employees.

Even our chain supermarkets of Stop and Shop and Shaw’s have donated $500,000 and $100,000 respectively. Shaw’s has started an in store campaign to match customer’s donations of up to $100,000.

Sovereign Bank, Dunkin Donuts, Harpoon, and Verizon have all made a commitments of $100,000. The Globe has also reported that Dunkin will be collecting donations from customers at over 2,000 locations in the New England area to be donated to the One Fund. Verizon will be matching employee’s online donations.

Harpoon Brewery will be hosting “Brewed for Boston Nights” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 23 and 30, and May 7 in the Harpoon Beer Hall at 360 Northern Ave. Employees from all Harpoon departments will give their time to work the extended hours. Admission is free, yet all pint and pretzel sales will go to the One Fund. Local caterers will donate light appetizers for attendees.

The Verizon Foundation today also announced a $100,000 donation to the One Fund Boston and said it would match employees’ online contributions to the fund.

The Prudential Tower was lit up last night in support of #OneBoston. [Photo: Aram Boghosian, Boston Globe]
Mayor Tom Menino

Many companies will match contributions, find out if your company will match contributions made by you and your coworkers.  No donation is too small, do your part and help support the families affected by the tragic events of April 15, 2013.

Remember we are all One Boston.

To donate via paypal:

To send a check by mail:
One Fund Boston, Inc.
800 Boylston Street #990009
Boston, MA 02199

To donate via text (AT&T customers):
Text BOSTON to 80108 to give $10.
The donation will be charged on your monthly AT&T bill.

Pic of a huge pile of mail just tweeted by @ showing all the donation checks mailed to The One Fund.

Boston Strong.