NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – In the week and a half since the Boston Marathon bombings left three people dead and more than 260 others injured, the One Fund Boston set up by Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.) and Mayor Tom Menino (D-Boston) has raised more than $23 million.
At a news conference on Tuesday, Gov. Patrick and Mayor Menino officially named Kenneth Feinberg the administrator of the One Fund Boston.
“Top priority is to take the money that’s been donated and, as fast as possible, get all of the money out distributed to eligible victims who lost loved ones, were terribly physically injured by these horrific attacks and get the money to them as soon as we can,” Feinberg told WCBS 880’s Steve Scott.
Feinberg has previously administered the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund and other disaster relief funds.