Boston Bombings: How you can help

BOSTON - A message from the Red Cross:

The Red Cross will be working in close coordination with officials to determine how else we can best help the community and support emergency workers.

Thanks to the generosity of volunteer blood donors, there is currently enough blood on the shelves to meet patient needs.

The Red Cross also has the financial resources it needs to support this event right now.

We are asking those who want to help to make an appointment to give blood in the coming weeks and months. They can do that by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or visiting

To donate money, follow this link:

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Google has established a person-finder for those looking for somebody, or those who have information about someone at the Boston Marathon.

Boston Marathon runners
You can track runners and where they were around the time of the explosions by visiting
Other information


Family of victims can call 617-635-4500

If you saw anything, call 800-494-TIPS

Read the full timeline of events at

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