Through websites like GiveForward.com and GoFundMe.com, people from around the world are donating money to support victims.
Fearing the worst, Richard Whalley went to Facebook for help finding his parents.
"It's not so much about what the bombs tell us about the bombers in Boston," Adam Clark Estes reports. "Rather, it's what they don't tell us."
But in the wake of the tragic explosions at the Boston Marathon earlier today, the comedian put his verbal skills to use on his Facebook account.
Sometimes disasters bring out the best in people.
The service could be an invaluable tool.