My Turn: Boston community responds to explosions by helping vict - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

My Turn: Boston community responds to explosions by helping victims

It's difficult for me to understand senseless violence.  The question of why bad things happen to good people has been one for the ages with philosophers and religious leaders sharing their thoughts.

I don't want to dwell on the horrific tragedy those in Boston experienced on Monday.  But I do want to talk about the good we've already heard about coming from that area.

  • Restaurants opened their doors as a place for refuge for people to have a place to sit and collect themselves.
  • Neighbors opened their homes for runners to shower, relax and even have a meal.
  • We heard stories of runners finishing the marathon and then going straight to the hospital to donate blood.
  • And companies stepped up.  Google created a very helpful "person finder" for loved ones trying to connect with family and friends and get updated info on people in Boston.

Good people like those mentioned above exist in every community across this great land.  And we never know when we're going to be called to action, but I'm hopeful we'll be ready if the time comes.

And I'm just as hopeful that those who intended to do this harm will be caught and brought to justice.

That's my turn. Now it's your turn to share the good news you've heard coming from Boston or somewhere in our area. Email me your thoughts at

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