Spreadsheet set up to offer displaced runners, visitors a place to stay

As seen in Boston, Mass. shortly after the explosions during the Boston Marathon. Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro
As seen in Boston, Mass. shortly after the explosions during the Boston Marathon. Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro

The Boston Globe has set up a spreadsheet with people offering up a place to stay for runners stranded in Boston.

The spreadsheet allows people to enter their name, phone number, e-mail address, neighborhood and information on how many people they can accommodate.

People in neighborhoods all over Boston, including Allston, Cambridge, Medford, Brighton and Somerville have offered to host those that cannot get back to their hotels.

Boston Police confirmed that two people are dead and at least 22 are injured following two explosions in Copley Square Monday.

The two explosions occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street.

A Metro photographer on the scene said that he saw several injured individuals who had lost limbs.

Erin Amar of Jamaica Plain said she was at an event at the Mandarin Hotel.

“We were standing watching the runners come in,” she said. “There was a loud noise. I didn’t know what it was. Then, almost immediately, a second loud noise shook the window and then everyone started running out. Nobody knew what was going on. We just got out of the building.”

Click here to sign up to host displaced Boston Marathon visitor.


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