donations for victims

Last week was a bad week for the US. As a runner, I’m still coming to grips with the attack on the Boston Marathon and the idea that some of the runners have lost their legs. So far, no reports of any barefoot runners being injured. Not that running shoes protect against a bomb.

I would like to donate to any personal family fund for victims without health insurance. For now, it seems like this is going to be the best place to donate: The One Fund. Sporty types can buy a t-shirt.

As a Texan, I’ve been saddened by the explosion in West. A friend and I were sitting on my couch, watching a movie and we felt it. We’be both been through earthquakes and thought it was an earthquake, one that lasted only 1-2 seconds. It wasn’t until the next day that I realized the time of the blast and what we felt.

The people of West have lost a lot. There are already donation cans set up near cash registers around Texas. For direct donations, this article suggests donating through the Salvation Army, Wells Fargo, Red Cross, or direct donations to the local banks specified in the article.

Anyone is welcome to post links to family donation websites. I know that it’s usually months after a tragedy that the the real cost comes to light for everyone involved.