QUINCY, Mass. — Ahold USA and its Stop & Shop banner have donated half a million dollars to a charitable organization set up to aid victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Boston.
The company announced the donation of $500,000 to The One Fund Boston, formed by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.
"Words cannot express the tragedy that took place at the Boston Marathon," Stop & Shop New England Division president Joe Kelley said. "We mourn with all of of those who were affected."
According to published reports, authorities had named two suspects in the case, brothers Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, both originally from Chechnya, a region of the Caucasus Mountains in Russia long torn by civil war. As of noon Friday, the older suspect had been shot and killed, while the younger one was at large amid a citywide manhunt that resulted in Boston and much of the surrounding area being shut down.