Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Helping The Boston Marathon Bombings Victims

hey folks 

A quick note. About 2 weeks ago and after the tragic events that took place in Boston, my wife and I were brain storming ideas to help raise some money for those that were affected by these horrendous events. At first, I wanted to create a fund that would help raise about $1,000 and send it to the victims who lost loved ones and innocent folks who lost their limps as a result. I looked into sites like "goFundMe.com and GiveForward.com but each site charges a 3-4% fee of the total donation amount. Which i guess is fair since they are a 'business' and have every right to charge for their service/product but i feel like, if someone is going to DONATE money to a charity or a good cause for people that need help, then every penny counts and they deserve to get ALL the donated money. 

So instead of creating a "donation site" in the name of ART OF TRADING members. I figured that if anyone wants to help in donating some money (any amount of money is helpful), then it makes most sense to donate it directly to the "ONE BOSTON FUND" 

If you wish donate to this cause, the 'ONE BOSTON FUND' would be the way to go. 
Four people died :  8-old Martin Richard, 29-year-old Krystle Campbell,  23-year-old Lu Lingzi and Sean Collier, 26 year old young man/MIT Police officer bravely and heroically died in the line of duty. 

So many other victims 'survived' these terrible events that took place however many of these people have lost their limbs. As a person who loves to play soccer(and sports in general), hearing about these innocent folks who lost their legs was very hard to fathom.

'Nils' and 'Kevin' from the AoT chat room generously donated some money recently. My wife and I officially made our donation today. No amount is too small to help some of these folks rebuild their lives back. 

Thanks for taking the time to read this and feel free to share it with family and friends.


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