One Fund Boston reaches $51 million

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The One Fund Boston was set up by Mayor Tom Menino and Gov. Deval Patrick to help those affected by the Marathon bombings. Credit: www.onefundboston.org.

The charity set up to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings surpassed $51 million, the nonprofit announced Monday. 

About 212 victims have filed claims with the nonprofit so far, with more expected to come in by mail this week. Victims had until June 15 to have a claim form postmarked.

All money raised before June 27 will go to help the more than 260 victims of the April 15 attack. However, there is no deadline to donate and the fund will continue to help victims and families after the initial payments are made.

Mayor Thomas Menino and Gov. Deval Patrick established the fund shortly after the bombings.

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