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December 10, 2014

Fund for Victims of Boston Marathon Attack Winds Down

After paying out nearly $80-million in donated funds to people affected by the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, One Fund Boston is closing up shop, reports The Boston Globe. The charity announced Tuesday that "we have completed our task" and will not accept contributions after Dec. 15, but it urged people who wish to continue supporting victims and their families to give to other groups.

One Fund was established days after the attacks near the marathon finish line that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. In addition to cash gifts to survivors and victims' families—the distribution formula for which drew criticism in some circles—the organization gave $1.5 million to the One Fund Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.