FREEPORT, Maine — L.L.Bean announced Wednesday it would contribute $150,000 to The One Fund Boston, an organization established by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to raise funds for families most profoundly affected by the tragedy that occurred during the Boston Marathon on April 15.
The One Fund Boston exists as a central source to receive the much-needed financial support that the victims, the families and the community will need in both the short- and long-term.
“Like so many throughout the country and across the globe, we are saddened and shocked by the events that occurred in Boston. The One Fund Boston helps to ensure that those individuals and families tragically impacted have a resource to turn to for immediate support as well as ongoing needs as they put their lives back together,” said Chris McCormick, president and chief executive officer of L.L.Bean, in a press release. “Our hearts go out to the victims, families and the community as a whole and we want them and the community of Boston to know their neighbors in Maine are thinking of them. ”
Those wishing to support The One Fund Boston’s response to immediate and ongoing needs may do so by visiting www.onefundboston.org.
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