The recent tragedies in Boston have touched thousands of people in this area. A new fund, established for the benefit of the Richard family is now accepting donations. As you may know, Martin Richard, 8, was killed by one of the explosives hidden at the Boston Marathon on April 15 while waiting for his father to cross the finish line. Martin’s mother and sister were both seriously injured and remain hospitalized.
This fund was established by the St. Mark’s Area Main Street (SMAMS) and the MIT Center for Civic Media. Bill Richard is a long-time board member of the SMAMS, and is active in our community. All donations made to this fund will be given directly to the family to be used at their discretion. You may make a donation online at

If you prefer to mail a check, please make the check payable to “The Richard Family Fund.” You may mail your donation to:
St. Mark’s Area Main Street, Inc.
1914 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124

For questions about the Richards, please contact family spokesperson Scott Ferson: [email protected]

For questions about the fund, please contact SMAMS president Tim Deihl: [email protected]

For questions about the donation site, please contact Chris Peterson: [email protected]

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