The family that owns the New England Patriots has decided to make a significant contribution to the victims of Monday’s bombing in Boston.
The Krafts will match up to $100,000 in donations made via the Patriots’ website.
“We are grieving for the victims of this senseless act,” owner Robert Kraft said in a statement released by the team. “It is not lost on us that this tragedy occurred on Patriots Day, at an event where our own staff and their families were participating, and where thousands of runners were raising money for charities with which we are associated either through our Foundation, our alumni or our friends. Our focus is on helping those in need and beginning the healing process. We hope by matching donations we will encourage more people to give.”
Donations can be made at Patriots.com/donate. The phrase “Boston Marathon” should be added to the appropriate field on the donation form.