Tyra Williams, Staff Writer

Two years after the Boston Marathon bombings , Mayor Marty Walsh declared the day as “One Boston Day”. April 15, 2016 made it annual- “Each year, the day will serve as an opportunity to celebrate the resiliency, generosity, and strength demonstrated by the people of Boston and those around the world in response to the tragedy of April 15th, 2013”, is what Mayor Walsh stated as the reason the day is now yearly.

The purpose of the day is for everyone around the city to participate in acts of kindness throughout the day.  One Boston Day is an opportunity for businesses and organizations to display their humanity and bring neighbors together.

Here are a few ways the Boston business and non-profit community are getting involved: St. Francis House who will be collecting shoes for the many homeless citizens they serve. The survivors of the Boston Marathon and founders of the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Fund will host a blood drive on Boylston Street- where the marathons finish line originally was.

Even after this tragic event Boston remains Boston Strong.  At the bottom of the Boston Day website is reads, “On One Boston Day, we show the world that Boston’s flame burns as bright as ever.”  If you would like to find out more about One Boston day visit