I was working on Twitter Monday afternoon when I first saw posts about the Boston bombings appear in my feed. A confused spectator posted a smoky image to Instagram with the caption, “What the f$^*# just happened?!?!”
Moments later, my coworkers and I were flooded with graphic images of people seriously injured, rescuers moving at top speed to save them, and law enforcement on alert, guns drawn.
We’ve heard heart-breaking stories like this one everyday since the attack:
A mother and daughter were both seriously injured in the blast. Celeste, a hairstylist, lost both of her legs below the knee. Will she be able to work again? And when? Her teenage daughter, Sydney, sustained severe injuries concentrated to her legs and lost a significant amount of blood. What type of support will this family need with two members seriously hurt?
I try to imagine myself in that situation, and it’s overwhelming. With over 170+ people injured in Boston, much will be needed to cover the deep, complex costs of the victims’ recovery.
A world away from Boston, what can we do?
With runners from around 100 countries in the Boston Marathon and scores of friends and loved ones on the sidelines, this was an attack on all of us. @Pay was founded to help nonprofit organizations raise money easily and we’re sitting on groundbreaking technology that can speed this recovery.
Today we introduce @Pay Forward, an initiative dedicated to support worthy causes, including volunteer work, events, and fundraising. Through this initiative, 100% OF OUR FEES ARE WAIVED – meaning extra dollars will go to help those injured in this attack recover quickly, reducing the burden of substantial medical bills.
We stand together in support of those affected by this horrific act.
Join us and other businesses in New Mexico in our goal is to raise $10,000 for the Boston Marathon bombing victims and their families.
Please Donate to the Boston Marathon Victims Relief Fund:
100% of all proceeds will be donated to The One Fund, which has been endorsed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino.
For questions, or to get involved with this, or any future effort please contact us at email@example.com