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Hashtag #BostonHelp offers support to those in need

From a free bed to transport to a shoulder to cry on – the power of social media is put to good use.

TWITTER USERS HAVE been offering support to runners and others who might be in need in the city of Boston after the devastating explosions there, under the hashtag #BostonHelp.

The tag began trending late this evening as social media users tried to find a constructive way to help those caught up in the day’s horror.

Some offered accommodation, advice on how to track loved ones – and even pointed out that Massachusetts General Hospital is appealing on Facebook to locals to go there in the morning and donate blood for the injured.

Here were some of the other tweets on that hashtag:

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