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Volunteers, corporations assist in One Fund effort

Boston MA--6/13/2013--The offices of One Fund Boston operate with no overhead because everything is donated, including labor. Paul Connolly (cq) is the chief administrative officer. The donated offices in the Prudential Center are photographed, on Thursday, June 13, 2013. Photos by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 14onefund Reporter: Peter Schworm
The offices of One Fund Boston in the Prudential Center run on items given by firms and the labor of volunteers.Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

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In the days after the Marathon bombings, as the depths of the loss became clear, donations to The One Fund rushed in, a national outpouring of sympathy and solidarity.

And from vacant offices on the 14th floor of the Prudential Building, outfitted with a single folded table and some donated smartphones, organizers and about a dozen volunteers began the quiet work of managing the victim’s relief effort, which has now received more than $46 million.

As organizers manned the phones and sorted through boxes of mail, an office was built from scratch. Companies donated a safe, some unmatched tables and chairs, office supplies, even a single-cup coffee maker.

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