BOSTON, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Verizon Foundation has pledged $100,000 to One Fund Boston to assist the victims of the April 15 bomb attacks and their families. The foundation also will provide a 1-to-1 match of employee online donations to One Fund Boston.
One Fund Boston was established by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to assist families most affected by the bomb attacks.
"The thoughts and prayers of Verizon employees across the globe are with the victims, families and friends affected by this senseless tragedy," said Rose Stuckey Kirk, president of the Verizon Foundation. "Verizon's roots in the Boston community go back more than a century, and we're committed to supporting the community during this crisis."
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