Nearly 250 Apply For Help From One Fund Boston
Nearly 250 people have requested to receive money from a multi-million dollar charity fund set up for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Officials running the One Fund say they expect to receive a few more requests that were postmarked by the June 15th deadline before payments start being made later this year.
The 51-million dollar fund will pay victims according to their injuries from the April 15th bombing, with claims for death, amputations and permanent brain damage expected to receive the largest amounts.
One Fund officials say they will soon start going over the applications to determine which will be accepted. Its administrator, attorney Kenneth Feinberg, will take about 10 days to interview the potential recipients. He'll then make payment recommendations to the city.
Money is to begin going out at the end of June. (Metro Nerworks Inc)