In the wake of yesterday's tragic Boston Marathon bombings, Boston Police are seeking the help of civilians to aid their investigation. No photo, video or piece of information is irrelevent. A few updates below on how you can help the investigation, the victims and the city of Boston.
Tonight at 6pm there will be a vigil in the Boston Common for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. bit.ly/11mO8s3— BostonTweet (@BostonTweet) April 16, 2013
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.— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 16, 2013
"If you saw anything: 1-800-494-TIPS // Mayor’s Hotline: 617-635-4500"— Deval Patrick (@MassGovernor) April 15, 2013
From the Rhode Island Blood Center:
We do need our RH Negative donors especially to donate Red Cells.Call to make an appt 1-800-282-8385. AB Donors should do plasma— RI Blood Center (@RIBloodCenter) April 16, 2013
Rhode Island Blood Center Facebook Update: "As of this morning, all hospitals in Boston seem to have adequate blood supplies and have not requested any additional units from RIBC. Should these hospitals need additional products we have the necessary inventory to assist, however is it unlikely that any significant blood requests will be needed from this point forward. We recognize that everyone wants to help in some way, however there is no urgent need to donate for bomb victims. It was the blood that was on the shelves yesterday, donated over the past several weeks, that was key to helping the hospitals in the immediate aftermath. The best thing that you can do is to become regular blood donors so that blood is always available the instant it is needed. We thank all of you for your donations and support. We continue to keep Boston, the lost, the injured and their families in our thoughts."
Resource Centers in Boston:
Castle at Park Plaza remains open as resource center.— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 16, 2013
The Museum will be open today. We hope to be a place of comfort and refuge for all in Boston.— Museum of Fine Arts (@mfaboston) April 16, 2013
ICA admission is free for all visitors today. We hope the museum will offer a place of community & reflection. #WeAreBoston— The ICA/Boston (@ICAinBOSTON) April 16, 2013