Scary Mommy Nation
I wrote a post this morning about how disappointed I was in myself for being able to move past the bombings in Boston so quickly. That I feel myself becoming immune to tragedy, or at least more immune than I used to be, and that the feeling scares the shit out of me. It wasn’t a post I was proud to write.
Even if these type of tragedies become more and more commonplace in our society, I don’t want to become complacent. I want to make a concerted effort to put myself in the shoes of parents who lost children and children who lost parents. I want to hold on to the feeling of gratitude that my family and friends in my hometown were not among the killed or hurt. I want to honor the victims. I want to make a difference. I imagine many of you do, too.
The victims and their families will never recover from Monday’s events. There are three people dead and 176 others injured, 17 of them critically. There will be funerals and rehabilitation and therapy and prosthetic limbs and so much more that I can’t even imagine. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino have announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help the people most affected by tragedy. The organization will decide where the money will be most beneficial and distribute accordingly.
You can donate to One Fund directly, or make a donation through my 501(c)3 charity, Scary Mommy Nation. Scary Mommy Nation will match your donation, dollar for dollar, (up to $1000) and pass the money on to The One Fund Boston, Inc. on Mother’s Day, May 12.
You can donate through Scary Mommy Nation below.
We’ve done it before, Scary Mommies, and we can do it again.
We can’t let ourselves simply move on.