Charity set up after Marathon bombing to close

AP News
Posted: Dec 10, 2014 8:08 AM

BOSTON (AP) — A charity created to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings is winding down operations.

One Fund Boston said in a statement Tuesday that it will not accept any more donations after Dec. 15.

The organization's president, Jim Gallagher, said he hopes the city never again has a need for a fund of that nature.

The charity announced in September that it had distributed another $18.5 million to the families of those killed and the injured survivors. That brought to nearly $80 million the total amount given out since two bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line killed three people and injured more than 260 others in April 2013.

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The One Fund was created by Gov. Deval Patrick and then-Boston Mayor Thomas Menino in the days after the attack.