Americans have opened their hearts and wallets one week after the Boston marathon terrorist attack and have donated more than $21 million for the victims.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced last week the creation of The One Fund Boston, which Fox News said has raised $15 million from corporations and another $6 million from public donors.
Several websites also have been created to raise funds, the news outlet reported. Friends and relatives of newlywed Patrick and Jessica Downes, each of whom lost a leg below the knee, have raised $680,000 for their medical care.
Another website was dedicated to eight-year-old Martin Richard, who died in the bombing, with $230,000 raised so far. His sister lost a leg in the terrorist attack, and her mother suffered serious injuries and underwent brain surgery.