These 11 Companies Are Teaming Up to Help Victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings
A number of companies, many Boston-based, are donating thousands of dollars in support of victims and their families affected by the tragic Boston Marathon bombings on April 15.
Out of the pack, none has made a bigger splash on social media than Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN), who has pledged $100,000 to the One Fund Boston, the central fund to support Boston bombing victims. The Fund has officially surpassed $10 million.
As if that weren't enough, as Boston remains a ghost town on lock-down, the coffee and baked good confectionery has dedicated itself to staying open. In an official statement, Dunkin' said, "At the direction of authorities, select Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the Boston area are open to take care of the needs of law enforcement and first responders." This was further confirmed in a tweet:
@sarcasticsapien At the direction of authorities, select DDs in the Boston area are open to serve law enforcement, first responders. ^JG
— Dunkin' Donuts (@DunkinDonuts) April 19, 2013
But Dunkin' hasn't acted alone. In an act of upstanding corporate citizenship, here are ten other companies who are actively helping out the victims of the Boston tragedy:
John Hancock Financial Services
The One Fund was kicked off by a $1 million donation from John Hancock Financial Services. President of John Hancock, Craig Bromley, said in a statement, "John Hancock is honored to contribute to The One Fund Boston, aiding those who were affected by this terrible event. The Boston Marathon is about courage and resilience and community.
John Hancock, which has been headquartered in Boston for more than 150 years, will continue to stand by our city, the people of Boston, our community partners, the runners, and the Boston Athletic Association as we unite in recovery and in renewal of our commitment to the Boston Marathon."
The Boston private equity firm co-founded by Mitt Romney followed John Hancock's lead with a $1 million donation.
Stop & Shop
In the silver circle is Stop & Shop, and its parent Ahold USA, who have donated $500,000 to the Fund. Stop & Shop is a supermarket chain located in New England, New York and New Jersey.
Verizon Corporation (NYSE: VZ)
Like their donut-making counterparts, telecommunications titan Verizon has donated $100,000.
— Verizon (@Verizon) April 18, 2013
The German sports clothing and accessory manufacturer has seen high demand for limited-edition "Boston Stands As One" t-shirts. Adidas has announced that all proceeds from the shirt sales will go to the The One Fund Boston.
Bank of America (NYSE: BAC)
President and CEO of Bank of America, Brian Moynihan, is listed as a donor on the One Fund's website and Bank of America has taken to its Facebook page to announce its support for the Fund.
Partners Healthcare is a Boston-area non-profit founded in 1994 that owns several hospitals in the metropolitan area. They have also pledged a gift of $1 million.
— CVS Caremark FYI (@CVSCaremarkFYI) April 18, 2013
The sporting goods store, scattered in major cities along the East Coast, was founded in Boston. It will host a 5K on Saturday, with all proceeds going to One Fund Boston.
Other major donors to the victims of the Boston bombings, as identified by the One Fund Boston, include Jack Connors, CEO of Suffolk Construction, John Fish, President of the Boston Foundation, Paul Grogan, Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca, Boston Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino, President of Hill Holiday, Karen Kaplan and most significantly, CEO/President of the Kraft Group and New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, who has pledged a $100,000 donation.
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