One Fund starts paying out $61 million to Boston Marathon victims

The One Fund started distributing money to Boston Marathon victims Sunday.
The One Fund started distributing money to Boston Marathon victims Sunday.

The One Fund on Sunday began the process of dispensing nearly $61 million among 232 Boston Marathon bombing victims.

The payments represent all the money collected through June 26.

Six people who lost family members, or sustained double amputations or permanent brain damage will get $2.2 million, and 14 amputees will get $1.2 million. Sixty-nine people who were physically injured and were forced to stay in the hospital will get between $125,000 and $948,300, and 143 others who were treated and released that same day will get $8,000.

“No amount of money can replace what has been lost,” said One Fund Boston administrator Ken Feinberg. “It was a solemn responsibility to allocate these finite contributions across tremendous pain and suffering, but it was made lighter by the unprecedented generosity of Bostonians, of Americans, and of people around the world.”

In consultation with survivors, families and the community, the One Fund will use donations received after June 26 to continue to support the survivors and victims’ families who have been most affected by this tragedy.

No deadline has been established for donations.

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