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One Fund Boston, which has doled out nearly $80 million to more than 200 individuals and families impacted by the twin bomb attack on the city’s iconic marathon, will no longer accept donations after Monday, the group said, noting it has “completed our task.”
It said more than 200,000 people and businesses had contributed to the fund, set up by the state's governor and Boston mayor shortly after the April 15 attack in which some 260 people were injured — including about two dozen who had at least one limb amputated.
They used some $1.5 million to create the One Fund Center with Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. The center will focus on the “invisible wounds,” like hearing loss, tinnitus and mental health.
“As this holiday season draws near we wanted to again thank the thousands of generous donors who helped our community when it needed their support the most,” said Jim Gallagher, President of the One Fund Boston.“Now, after over a year and a half of operations, we have completed our task. In this season of hope, it is our wish that a fund of this nature is never needed again.”
The fund asked those who wanted to support survivors of the attack to give to other charitable groups working in that area.