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All of the events in Boston began to unfold as I got off the air yesterday. As I walked to my office my phone was lighting up with alerts. Soon after, posts and tweets began to flood my wall with #PrayForBoston everywhere. One of the other posts that kept popping up was what Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite from The Washington Post observed as well.

“One of the most shared Facebook posts on the day of the Boston attack was a quotation from Presbyterian minister and beloved children’s show host, Fred Rogers:

Mr Rogers

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”

As I watched Monday’s “terror” in Boston unfold, along with millions of Americans and people around the world, and I read the Mr. Rogers quote, I realized the helpers so outnumber those who maim and kill and bomb and shoot.

Mr. Rogers zipped around the Internet, ministering as only he could do, joining in our prayers and giving us hope. Thank you.”  Read More Here

Let’s continue to pray and not only look for the helpers, but be a helper today. ~Randi

HOW YOU CAN HELPThis story is developing. Please check back for updates on how to help. (via The Huffington Post)

  • The Red Cross says the best way to help right now is to get in touch with loved ones through its Safe And Well Listings. The organization is not asking for blood donations at this time.
  • The Salvation Army is offering food, beverages and crisis counseling to survivors and first responders. Find out how you can get involved here.
  • Some marathon runners are stranded in Boston and in need places to stay. Find out how you can offer housing here.
  • Anyone with info about the incident can call 1-800-494-TIPS.

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