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"Mayor Menino and Governor Patrick are humbled by the support shown by the public and the business community, and they continue to encourage everyone to visit onefundboston.org to make a donation to help the victims of this tragedy," said a statement released Monday by the mayor's office.

The president also observed a moment of silence in the Oval Office one week after the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in December. Last week, House Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerLast Congress far from ‘do-nothing’ Top aide: Obama worried about impeachment for Syria actions An anti-government ideologue like Mulvaney shouldn't run OMB MORE (R-Ohio) led a moment of silence on the House floor in honor of the victims of the bombing.