The Claddagh Fund, the charitable foundation of the Dropkick Murphys, created by band founder, Ken Casey, has donated over $300,000 to over 60 victims affected by the tragic events surrounding the Boston Marathon.
The three-year old foundation created a specific fund following the bombings, with 100% of the proceeds disbursed directly to the victims and their families. Relying on the amazing generosity of the fans of the Dropkick Murphys and the outpouring of support for Boston received from around the world, the band launched a three-pronged “For Boston” campaign to raise the money. The band created and sold a benefit t-shirt, hosted a concert at the House of Blues on April 28th and released a special charity EP featuring three Dropkick Murphys songs, including the recording of “Rose Tattoo” with Bruce Springsteen. The foundation also hosted and was the beneficiary of fundraisers in Boston, LA and Tampa and received straight donations to raise additional funds for the victims.