We are optimistic about The One Fund. It appears this time that public intent will be fulfilled and donations will reach the victims who are suffering so horribly with loss of life and unimaginable injuries – funeral costs, lost wages, home modifications, prosthetics, medical bills, physical therapy, and trauma counseling, to name just a few of the mounting costs.
There is no doubt that the public will remember each year on Patriot’s Day and they will demonstrate their generosity yet again. So we say to Boston: Keep the Fund open for a couple of years to collect donations for the victims. Our family members in Boston are going to need it.
And we say to Washington: Look to Boston as a model for establishing a National Compassion Fund. Before another unfortunate community becomes a part of our family.