Bostonians open their homes in midst of tragedy

April 16, 2013

Here are just a few of the hundreds of messages from a public spreadsheet created within hours of the tragedy by Bostonians offering space in their homes to those in need after the Boston Marathon bombing.

My place has two beds, one air mattress, and a couch. A few blocks from the finish line. My place is small but open to any one that cannot get to their hotels tonight. I'm a local dentist, and I want to contribute.

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I am so sorry we all have to deal with this. My thoughts are with all people who got hurt. I have a guest room with a double bed. I am right on the orange line 5 stops away from Back Bay station. I used to host marathon runners in my house in the South End, steps away from Copley. I will give you a safe place to stay.

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If you're traveling with children, we have 2 Pack-n-Play's, toddler tub, diapering needs, etc. Our apt is rather small, but we do have a queen size inflatable mattress, a couch, and a day bed where people can sleep.

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Anything you need: food, comfy couch to sleep on, and even some wine and a cat to hang out with for as long as you need

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Just a dorm room at Boston College, but you're more than welcome to crash here if you need a place to stay. I'll be up all night working on a term paper, so we have an extra bed and a couch for anyone that might be in need. We'd be happy to feed you as well, and have a full bathroom for you to wash up in. (Probably worth mentioning that my five roommates and I are male)

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Two couches, Floor space. Food, blankets, water, TV/Internet. Happy to take in people for the night, or even if you wanted to just come by for rest and to check in on the news, etc.

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In Brighton. Willing to host someone in need. Text or email. There is a pull out couch for two. Not very comfortable, but better than nothing. We are four gay men who are very heartbroken by the events today.

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I am landing at 7:45 at Logan on a flight from Chicago (Southwest 432). Have car at airport. Can take up to three people from Logan to home in Needham -- we have three spare beds. Please email or text by 8 pm if help is needed. After that, can pick up any runners west of Boston near the route. My house in Needham is very close to MBTA Communter Rail, and I can drive people tomorrow to Logan or wherever.

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Church on 65 Binney street in Kendall square has opened it's doors to all stranded. Food, facilities, showers, and sleeping accommodations. If you need a ride, please call.

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I'm out of town for the next couple of days but my roommates all have keys. We have a couch, an air mattress, and a bed.

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We can host two people. My daughter, who is staying with us tonight, speaks German, French, and Italian if that would make things easier for you.

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We have two guest beds and lots of pasta.

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Studio, sleeps two if they like each other. I'd stay with my gf.

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Lots of food and a very loving puppy.

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Even if I cannot offer a place to stay, I would be more than happy to help/serve in any other way.