Friday, June 21, 2013

New England Hams Raise Funds for Marathon Bombing Victims

Attendees at the NEAR-Fest hamfest in New Hampshire in early May were asked to make donations to "One Fund Boston" to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombing in April. The $1000 in donations were matched by the NEAR-Fest organization, which added another $1500 on its own for a total donation of $3500.

For more on ham radio's long-running role in the Boston Marathon, as well as the aftermath of the bombing, see July CQ's cover story as well as the "Public Service" column in the August edition.