Last April, I was living and working in Boston during the marathon bombings. For all the obvious reasons, it was a terrible day; my wife and I ended up walking the four miles the site of the bombings in the Back Bay to our apartment in Jamaica Plain.
In the face of the attacks, Boston pulled together. Within 24 hours, a group of city leaders announced the creation of the One Fund Boston, a relief fund for the victims. It went on to become the most successful victims’ fund ever.
But while the success of the One Fund is well known, the story behind its creation has remained obscure. I had the chance to tell that story for NationSwell, a brand-new media outlet focused on American renewal. Check out that story here.
(photo: Patrick Doyle)