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Boston Opens Support Center for Those Affected by Marathon Bombings


BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) — A flag flies at half staff on The Castle at Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel.

The castle is now a comfort and support center to help runners like Linda McCullough.

“I’m here to pick up what I wasn’t able to find at the marathon,” says McCullough.

The City of Boston has come together in an incredible way. This resource center is one example of how runners and their families are being helped and those needs have run the gamut.

“That’s for runners still trying to find their families, their stuff or missed their planes and need help to people who want to talk with someone because they feel anxious and depressed,” Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Boston’s health commissioner

Among those lending support was Rev. Sam Lloyd of Boston’s Trinity Church. He says he’s seeing fear among some runners.

“[It] makes people uncertain, ‘Is there going to be another event?'” Lloyd notes.

Emotional and psychological scars that these runners will now carry with them.

City officials say that the center will remain open so long as there is a need.

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