Monday, April 15, 2013

Pray for Boston

Two bombs went off today near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. As of right now, three people are dead and there are more than 140 injured.  
On tragic days like this, I usually feel a combination of sadness, fear, and a desire to help. Even though we live so far from Boston, we can still help by donating to the American Red Cross. Click here if you would like to do so. 
Here's a section of a blog the Red Cross posted about today's events: "Our hearts go out to all those in Boston dealing with this tragedy and our thoughts are with all of those injured. The American Red Cross in Boston has a long history of supporting the marathon with volunteers and first aid stations. Even before the explosion we were assisting with the race and we continue to support runners, their loved ones and the entire community with mental health assistance, food, drinks and blankets at the reception sites. 
In addition, the Red Cross has provided 100 additional blood products to several area hospitals to help meet the needs of those injured at the Boston Marathon. We are also bringing in additional mental health workers for those who will need emotional support in the coming days. 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."
Please pray for: 
* the injured and their families 
* the doctors taking care of them
* the families who have lost loved ones
* the first responders and other workers who are trying to make the city safe again
* the city of Boston as they deal with this grief
 * people to seek God during this time - He can provide comfort, peace, and healing in the most painful of times


ingilizceozeders said...

Thanks for the information

Smarshie said...

You're welcome.

I can't believe it's been over a year since this happened.