BOSTON (CBS) – The Kraft family has announced that they will match up to $100,000 in donations for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Three people were killed and over 170 injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line Monday.
Donations can be made to the New England Patriots and New England Revolution charitable foundations. When donating, note “Boston Marathon” in the field provided. The Kraft family owns the two sports teams.
The Krafts will match the first $100,000 in donations.
“We are grieving for the victims of this senseless act,” Robert Kraft said in a statement. “It is not lost on us that this tragedy occurred on Patriots Day, at an event where our own staff and their families were participating, and where thousands of runners were raising money for charities with which we are associated either through our Foundation, our alumni or our friends. Our focus is on helping those in need and beginning the healing process. We hope by matching donations we will encourage more people to give.”
There were 34 members of Patriots Charitable Foundation marathon team running on Monday.