BOSTON (WHDH) - 7News is celebrating One Boston Day by giving back to the community.
The 7News team worked with the Martin Richard Foundation in Dorchester to clean up a playground on Friday. The foundation honors 8-year-old Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombings. Martin’s family started the foundation to honor his life through kindness and sportsmanship. The foundation said they have 1,200 volunteers ready to pitch in with 13 events they have scheduled.
On Friday, members of the 7News team joined the Martin Richard Foundation in cleaning up the Robert E. Ryan Playground in Dorchester. People painted benches and fences and mulching and raking was done. New bushes were donated by the Home Depot at South Bay.
Reporters and producers also volunteered on Sunday at the All Dorchester Sports and Leadership Program, a program that allows students to play a variety of sports and work with tutors after school.
Additionally, the dock outside the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital will be cleaned up by volunteers. Patients at the hospital use the dock to go kayaking as part of their rehab.
Many survivors of the marathon bombings were taken to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital for treatment. Specialists work with patients who have lost limbs and overcome serious injuries, to explore new activities as well as find ways to adapt and return to the activities they previously enjoyed.
If you would like to donate, you can visit this website or text “DONATE” to 91999 – use the word “SPAULDING” followed by the amount you would like to donate and your name.
Members of the Today in New England crew went shopping for toys at Target earlier this week and brought them to Boston Children’s Hospital for a pizza and ice cream party. Papa Gino’s and Ben & Jerry’s have donated pizza and ice cream, and JetBlue donated headphones.
7News will also be delivering lunch from Tasty Burger to first responders across Boston as a way of saying thank you.
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