The American Red Cross has a 40-year history with the Boston Marathon, a longstanding tradition that continues this year with an even stronger presence.
With medical volunteers, runners and disaster actions teams, the Red Cross stands proud and ready to support the 118th B.A.A. Boston Marathon on April 21:
Last year, more than 300 Red Cross volunteers responded to the Boston Marathon bombing, and provided more than 47,000 meals and snacks to first responders, families and mourners, made 3,644 mental health contacts, distributed 3,100 relief items and provided financial grants to 44 families of the injured and deceased.
People needing emotional support on Marathon Day are encouraged to call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990, Text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746, or to call the Mayor’s Health Line at 617-534-5050 or 1-800-847-0710. Those experiencing acute psychiatric distress can call the B.E.S.T. Team at 1-800-981-4357.
We are honored to support this historic event. Visit RedCross.Org/Massachusetts to find out how you can get involved in the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross.