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One Fund finalizes protocol to distribute remaining money to bombing survivors

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com)— One Fund Boston released on Friday the final protocol to distribute the remaining $19 million to qualified marathon bombing survivors and to fund a medical collaborative with hospitals to treat invisible wounds.

The second distribution will include cash gifts to individuals with medical injuries that have long-term medical costs, One Fund Boston stated in a press release. Application forms to eligible individuals have been sent out and will be accepted through the end of July.

The amount of cash gifts each survivor receives is determined by the how severe their injuries are and how many applicants there are. One Fund officials classified the applicants into three categories—people who have extreme injuries, who lost a loved one, and who suffer from other injuries. Survivors who face long-term medical costs will receive the most money.

The organization will also work with leading hospitals to provide treatment and evaluation for individuals that suffer from invisible wounds such as mental health, PTSD, tinnitus, and hearing loss. The specialized services are specifically designed to help treat these invisible wounds.

One Fund estimated the medical collaborative would only cost 2 percent of the total funds. More than 99 percent of donations will be given away after the second distribution. The rest will be used for the One Fund’s operational expenses.

Future donations would fund programs and services for the marathon survivor community.

Eligible Boston marathon survivors have until July 30 to send in their applications or opt out of receiving the cash gifts. One Fund will begin reviewing the application and payment process the next day.

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