As the disturbing images of the explosions in Boston are replayed across televisions and websites, many of you may be wondering what you can do to help.

Red Cross

Along with first responders helping those injured in the explosions, the American Red Cross has set up a website called Safe and Well which is for those in Boston to tell their loved ones across the miles that they are OK. As you can imagine there are many people searching this website at the same time, so please be patient.

If you would like, you can donate money to the Red Cross, but be sure that you're sending money to legitimate charities and not someone looking to profit from this tragedy.