Friends and strangers alike have extended both emotional and financial support to the family of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard.
Richard, an Ashmont resident, was fatally injured as he waited for his father, Bill Richard, at the finish line on Boylston Street, friends said. His mother and sister seriously wounded.
A Google Doc called "Caring for the Richard family"
circulated on Twitter on Tuesday, calling for donations for the Martin family.
Well-wishers offered food, yardwork and money for medical expenses. Many simply wrote, "Whatever's needed - call on me."
The majority of donors indicated that they did not know the family personally.
The greater online community has reached out to the Martin family under the hashtag #prayforMartin.