Video: Students Raise Money, Create Cards in Wake of Boston Marathon Bombing (WGME)

A news crew interviews Kim Gilmore '16 about her efforts to raise money for the family of Martin Richard, the eight-year-old Dorchester, Mass., boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing.

More than two hours north of Boston and the scene of Monday’s horrific Boston Marathon bombing, Bowdoin students are doing what they can to help. Kim Gilmore ’16 grew up in the same Dorchester, Mass., neighborhood as Martin Richard, the eight-year-old boy who was killed in one of the blasts. Gilmore has begun raising money to send to the Richard family, to help pay medical bills and to start a scholarship fund for Martin’s sister Jane, who lost her leg in the bombing. Other students — Molly Fargeorge ’14 and Hannah Arrighi ’15 —  have organized an effort that allows members of the community to sign cards of support that will be sent to first responders in Boston. “We thought that was a simple thing to organize, easy to implement and a good way to send our love,”  said Fargeorge. Watch WGME coverage.


  1. Kim Gilmore says:

    Hi, if anyone outside of the Bowdoin community would like to contribute to the Martin family, a parish in Dorchester just set up an online fund for them today. I can confirm that this is a trustworthy website. It is run by Saint Mark’s. I encourage you to consider helping my neighbors

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