Local Businesses Helping Victims of Boston Bombings - NECN

Local Businesses Helping Victims of Boston Bombings



    Business owners like Chris Sullivan of Full Scoop Ice Cream in Worcester are donating proceeds to different funds (Published Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014)

    (NECN: Kristen Carosa) - The blasts killed 8-year-old Martin Richard of Boston and 29-year-old Krystle Campbell, of Medford. The third victim is Lu Lingzi; she was a graduate student at Boston University.

    As imagined, there has been an outpouring of emotion for all the victims of this crime.

    Local businesses are trying to help.

    “I was devastated just thinking that something like this could happen so close to home,” says Chris Sullivan, the owner of Full Scoop Ice Cream.

    Sullivan, like so many others right now, is wondering what they can do help the victims of Monday's tragedy.

    “I would love to raise two thousand dollars,” he says.

    Sullivan will use his small business to raise some money.

    “I will donate 50-percent of my sales until Sunday for the Boston Firefighters fund.”

    He says the line outside his store on Tuesday was long and it got even longer on Wednesday. Patrick Fullen and his family went through twice.

    “I think it's a great cause, everyone is trying to do their part,” Fullen says.

    “My first question was, how can I help those people,” says Jadranka Pearl, another business owner in Worcester doing her part.

    “I can't imagine those people who are suffering... The people that lost people there,” the acupuncturist at Eastern & Western Medical Center says.

    She's now taking her emotions and putting it into her work and says she's offering free post-traumatic stress treatments for those affected by the tragedy.

    “This is my best way to help contribute some love and peace into this crazy world.”

    And Sullivan says that's what he's trying to do, too.

    People can come down for ice cream or just donate in this jug; it sits right outside the take out window.

    “I'll keep it going as long as people want to donate, the jug will be here is as long as it has to; I know it doesn't heal everything that happened but it will help.”