Community honors One Boston Day by volunteering, giving back

Friday marks One Boston Day.

Mayor Marty Walsh declared April 15 to be a day on which Boston honors the anniversary of the 2013 Marathon bombings, by encouraging random acts of kindness and spreading goodwill.

Throughout the city people and organizations are stepping up and volunteering on different projects. 

If you visit the One Boston Day website, you can see how people in your community are participating.

7News is joining in, and one of the places we helped out is at Boston Medical Center. 

We will helped renovate the family waiting room of the pediatric ICU in an effort to make visits with children more enjoyable for families.

7’s Christa Delcamp, Sarah French, and Dan Hausle teamed up with the Martin Richard Foundation and Home Depot, Target and Best Buy to help clean and replant an outdoor play area at the Boys and Girls Club in Dorchester.

7News was also at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital visiting the patients and doctors with members of the Boston Celtics and giving flowers donated by Mahoney’s.

And with help from Shake Shack, Chris Lambert and Danielle Gersh provided lunch to dispatchers for police, fire and EMS.

At Peabody Square in Dorchester, one of Martin Richard’s friends Liley Damati, volunteered with the Boston Public Works and Parks Department to clean up. 

"This is his message,  if he was still here, if this was anyone else, he would be out here doing it with us, he was just that person who was always there for everyone, helping everyone through anything," she said. 

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