For four decades the American Red Cross has staffed medical stations along the route of the Boston Marathon. We have supported the Boston Athletic Association with medically-trained staff and volunteers who have tended to athletes as they compete in one of the most famous races in the world.
In 2013 we were called upon for a very different role. After two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line, and the race was halted, the volunteers of the American Red Cross sprang into action supporting our region’s recovery. Sheltering stranded runners, supporting first responders working around-the-clock, providing Disaster Mental Health workers at vigils and call centers… and supporting the families of the injured and the dead as they moved with us into their new reality, your local American Red Cross of Massachusetts was there.
In 2014, we will be there to finish the race. Disaster relief is not a sprint, it is a marathon. The volunteers of the American Red Cross will be supporting our region as we return together, this time crossing the finish line. Learn about our efforts in Disaster Services to strengthen our region in its recovery; Read about the 400 volunteers who will be staffing medical tents along the 26 miles of the route. Read about Team Red Cross, the 60 runners with our official charity team of the 118th B.A.A. Boston Marathon and the John Hancock 2014 Non-Profit Marathon Program. And read about ways you can help us.
Thank you for your interest in the American Red Cross work. Together, we are Boston Strong.