26 Acts of Kindness Posts Address for Letters to Boston


From the 26 Acts of Kindness Facebook page.

Just hours after two bomb explosions rocked the Boston Marathon finish line today, killing at least two and injuring dozens of others, the 26 Acts of Kindness Facebook page posted an address where people can send notes of support and encouragement to victims and the Boston community.

The page was launched within days of the Newtown shooting massacre in December 2012, to honor the 26 children and adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The movement—to perform 26 acts of kindness in honor of each victim—grew organically through social media after NBC News anchor Ann Curry tweeted the initial idea.

Within a short period of time after the news of today’s Boston blasts broke, the 26 Acts of Kindness page posted a photo of candles and asked for a moment of silence for the victims. About an hour later it posted this:

“The Boston community is in need of signs of love and support, and that’s what we are all about. Please consider sending a card or hand written letter showing you care. These letters will be reviewed to make sure they are appropriate and then forwarded to the Boston community to pass out to whomever wants them. Do not send any donations at this time, this page is not authorized to collect on their behalf. We only want to show support and love through words and kind acts.

26 Acts of Kindness
PO Box 185083
Hamden, CT 06518

Together we can stand up for one another and spread love, not hate.”

Anyone looking for information about a Boston Marathon runner is encouraged to visit  Google Person Finder. Another  source for information is the official Boston Marathon website. There is also a hotline for inquiries about individuals: 1-617-635-4500.

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