Boston Marathon Bombing: How You Can Help

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(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

We’ve compiled a list of some of the important resources for those who would like to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

FINDING LOVED ONES:

Boston Police Help Line: Family members looking for information about individuals injured during the incident are encouraged to call (617) 635-4500.

Boston Marathon Athlete Tracker: This section of the marathon’s official website lets users track runners by name or bib number to find out if he or she finished the race and when. raceday.baa.org/individual.html

Google Person Finder’s Boston Marathon Page: Google’s Person Finder launched a page specifically for the Boston Marathon tragedy that lets users look up information to either find someone or offer information about someone. google.org/personfinder/2013-boston-explosions/

The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts: This branch of the Red Cross has opened a disaster operation center to help families locate loved ones who were at the Boston Marathon. redcross.org/ma/boston

RESOURCES FOR MARATHON VICTIMS:

Boston Marathon’s Official Facebook Page: Marathon officials have been regularly updating their Facebook page with the latest information, including where runners can pick up their running bags. facebook.com/TheBostonMarathon

American Red Cross’ Safe and Well website: This allows people to register their status with the Red Cross so family members can search for them. redcross.org/find-help/contact-family/register-safe-listing

WHERE TO SUBMIT INFORMATION:

Boston Police Tip Line: Anyone with information about the incident at the Boston Marathon is encouraged to call the Boston Police Department’s tip line: 1-800-494-TIPS or call the department’s task force tip line at 617-223-6610 or email Boston@ci.fbi.gov.
Community members wanting 2 help this investigation can call 1(800) CALL-FBI or the BPD’s Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS.

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