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Marathon’s One Fund Looks To Disburse Another $18M

BOSTON — The charity set up to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombing has another $18 million to disburse.

The One Fund is currently in the process of deciding how to spend the money.

“In all that we do, the needs of the survivors and their families remain our focus. We also strive to make the best use we can of your very generous donations,” Lori van Dam, the One Fund’s executive director, wrote in a three-page letter posted Monday on the group’s website.

The nonprofit said it plans to give the majority to those who sustained the most severe physical injuries, including victims who lost limbs. It may use some to partner with hospitals and city and state agencies to pay for programs and services that victims need.

“Hearing loss, tinnitus, and mental/behavioral health remain concerns within the broader survivor community,” van Dam added.

The charity was established on April 16, 2013, a day after the bombing. In fewer than 75 days it had disbursed nearly $61 million to more than 230 survivors and victims’ families.

With reporting by The Associated Press and the WBUR Newsroom

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  • gotham77

    I gave to the One Fund. I want my money back. I gave to help cover the costs of prosthetics and such…not to send their kids to college. They should have stopped accepting donations MONTHS ago and recommended people donate to other worthy causes instead. There are people all across our city that are the victims of violence every single day, and they don’t get ANYTHING…why are we treating a select group of victims (most of whom are from affluent suburbs) like they won the lottery while all the other victims are completely forgotten?

  • Buro Cratz

    Since those who preach from collectivism’s altar hold an irrational confidence in human reason, they object to that which is not controlled.

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