How to help after Boston Marathon bombings, Texas fertilizer plant explosion crises

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  • Gosh-DUH Burlington, CT
    April 23, 2013 8:02 p.m.

    from the Boston globe.
    The governor and mayor asked attorney Kenneth R. Feinberg to oversee One Fund Boston. Feinberg oversaw compensation funds for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and the Virginia Tech shootings as well as the endowment from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Feinberg will determine who will be eligible for payouts from the fund and how much each person deserves. All of the money will go to bombing victims, none to administrative costs, officials said.

    “Every time I do this, I say to myself, ‘Well, hopefully that will be the last time,’ and it just isn’t the last time,” Feinberg said Tuesday during a news conference to highlight the procedures for distributing the money. “Bad things happen to good people everyday.”

    Feinberg said he was ordered to ensure all the money is distributed with as little “fuss or red tape” as possible. People who think they might be eligible -- someone injured in the blasts or relatives who lost a loved one -- can expedite the process by registering online at or by calling 855-617-3863 beginning at noon Wednesday.