Boston Bombing victims set to receive millions from the One Fund Boston
$61 million will be distributed among victims on Sunday
Victims of the Boston Bombing will collectively receive nearly $61 million (£40 million), after that figure is distributed among 232 eligible claimants on Sunday.
Survivors of the attack and their families filed claims with 'The One Fund Boston' formed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino. On 15 April 2013 two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 260.
The One Fund was created the day after the bombing to “assist victims and families affected by the tragic events at the Boston Marathon”.
A total of $60,653,715 has been raised so far, according to a statement on their website. The funds released on Sunday represent 100 per cent of all the money collected until June 26.
According to CNN, Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the funds said: “No amount of money can replace what has been lost, but it was made lighter by the unprecedented generosity of Bostonians, of Americans, and of people around the world.
”It was a solemn responsibility to allocate these finite contributions across tremendous pain and suffering.“
Payments will be distributed on a case by case basis, breaking applicants into four categories. It is understood that they will prioritise families who suffered a loss, or severe, long term injuries such as amputation or brain damage. Families in this category could receive over $2million.
Donations received after 26 June will be used to continue supporting survivors and victim’s families.
- 1 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 2 Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor are reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
- 3 Katie Hopkins has just written a piece so hateful that it might give Hitler pause – why was it published?
- 4 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
- 5 Cancel Sky at your peril: man spends 96 minutes in chat but fails to get rid of service
Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor are reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
'Jihadi John': Isis executioner Mohammed Emwazi wanted to wage jihad in Somalia until his friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
Parma, Missouri: 80 per cent of town's police quit after first black mayor is elected
Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
£14000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An Office Administrator is requ...
£12000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Due to expansion and growth of ...
£40000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Senior PHP Developer position with a...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: An Operations Leader is required to join a lea...