We're so, so happy to share that all the donations have now been received and donated to the the Boston Police Department Relief Association!
We bought tons of gift certificates to five awesome (BPD frequented) restaurants El Pelon, JM Curley, Stoddard's, Island Creek Oyster Bar, and Roxy's Grilled Cheese- all of which donated a few extra certificates themselves as well. Super awesome.
Thank you all so, so much again for your contributions and support. It's pretty incredible to see everyone come together to give a little something back.
Here's to the brave men and women who protected us, and continue to protect us every day.
Sorry it's taken so long for an update! We've been researching the best way to make this happen. We were recently put in contact with the Treasurer of the Boston PD, and now everything is set! We're contacting the restaurants in the next week or so, and will send everything out soon after. Thank you all SO, so much again for your incredibly generous donations. The Treasurer re-iterated their serious appreciation for our efforts, and he's really excited to help us give back to the men and women who kept us safe that day.
We all owe the Boston area first responders a hearty, hand-shaking, back-slapping, bear-hugging thanks. And while we can't shake-slap-hug each and every one of them, we can give them a little something.
So we're partnering with EatBoston to give free meals at Boston restaurants and bars to the men and women who put their lives on the line for the city they love, and to help us all feel safe again. A small token of our appreciation to them and their families.
It's a simple way we can all work together to say thanks.
And the least we can do. This one's on us.
Thanks so much, Derek @D_Mccarty, Aaron @EatBoston, and Mike @_itsmagic Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org URL to spread the word: http://thisoneison.us
PS. 100% of the net proceeds from this GoFundMe will go to the people who deserve it.
P.P.S. If you're a Boston area bar or restaurant and you want to get involved please contact us.
P.P.P.S. If you don't want to help with just food, here's another great way to give back to the servicemen of Boston: http://bostonpolicefoundation.org/