The Associated Press

Mass. Fund To Help Bombing Victims Who Lost Limbs

BOSTON — Massachusetts lawmakers have agreed to create a $200,000 fund to help seriously injured victims of the Boston Marathon bombing move to new homes or modify their existing ones.

A House-Senate conference committee included the measure in a supplemental appropriations bill that both chambers were expected to vote on Monday.

The fund is designed to provide grants to bombing victims who lost limbs in the April 15 attack. The grants would help them pay for changes to their homes or to move to a new home if necessary.

The money would be in addition to payments made from the One Fund, the primary compensation fund for victims that has raised more than $60 million to date.

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  • Jackie Dobson

    This fund will be a godsend to the seriously injured survivors, given the depth of their other expenses over the course of their lifetimes. Customized modifications (not just building ‘per code’) will allow them to regain their independence. By looking at each individual’s specific needs, their equipment and long-term goals, each individual’s home can also help them return to work, play, the community, and general living. I commend the lawmakers for creating this fund, trust that it passed today, and on behalf of the survivors, thank them for that wisdom.
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