MIT student raises funds for young Boston bomb victim's family

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9 Responses to “MIT student raises funds for young Boston bomb victim's family”

  1. peregrinus says:

    It’s so good to see this kind of positive action in the wake of such an awful event.  Good on them.

  2. mexicomaine says:

    Isn’t there a better way to help?  They lost their son, not their home – how will giving money (to a family with a summer home in New Hampshire) help them?  Isn’t there a more effective use of people’s charitable impulses?  

    A genuine question, from a position of empathy with that family and everyone else affected.  

      • mexicomaine says:

        Thanks so much for understanding my good intentions with your thoughtful reply.  What I imagine will happen is that the family will donate the money to a relevant cause or institution, since they are not themselves needy.  

        As far as people making personal donations, I think a donation to the hospital or any children’s charities in the name of the young victim might achieve the goal of the gesture more effectively.  In any case, I am in total agreement with the sentiment.

        Thanks again. I wish all the comfort in the world to their family, and everyone else’s.

        • Antinous / Moderator says:

          What I imagine will happen is that the family will donate the money to a relevant cause or institution, since they are not themselves needy.

          What are you on about? The father will be caring for a daughter who needs to learn how to walk again and a wife who’s recovering from brain surgery, both of whom will be suffering from severe psychological trauma, as will he. That’s extremely needy.

      • Saltine says:

        My sympathies to the Richards family; it is a horrible loss.

        That said, “it matters less whom you help than that you help” is a statement I find reprehensible–especially when the appeal is framed in terms of solidarity. People with summer homes shouldn’t be asking for nor accepting hand-outs when there are people who are in need. And I believe that setting up the website amounts to asking. Why not have the website accept donations in the name of the Richards family for general fund mentioned above? Or to some other charitable cause?

        Again, I’m am sorry for the tragedy that has come to this family.

        • Hi Saltine - 

          I’m sorry, I made my point poorly. By “it matters less whom you help than that you help”, I meant “you don’t need to help the Richards if you don’t like, so long as you help someone.” Apologies if it seemed otherwise. 

  3. Any fund yet for the security officer?

  4. http://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/g482/michellelheureuxbostonbombingmedicalfund

    Is a fund we have established for my dear friend. She is going to need a lifetime of care from the bombings. Please consider giving to her and thank you so much!

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