Foundation named for young marathon victim promotes service
By The Associated Press
BOSTON (AP) _ The foundation named for the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, toy maker Hasbro Inc., and the nation’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, are collaborating to get children across the country involved in public service projects.
The Martin Richard Bridge Builder Campaign calls on children ages 5 through 18 to spread peace through service projects and acts of kindness.
Martin was 8 years old when he was killed by the second of two bombs that exploded near the marathon finish line in April 2013.
Stating Monday, youths can go to the generationon.com/peace website to learn about volunteer project ideas. GenerationOn is the youth service division of Points of Light.
Martin’s parents say they hope the campaign inspires youth to follow their son’s example of togetherness and inclusion.
(C) The Associated Press 2015