Las Vegas Officials GoFundMe Page For Shooting Victims
Las Vegas Officials GoFundMe Page For Shooting Victims – “We have over 500 in our hospitals being treated. And we need to provide them with some sort of support.” Government officials in Las Vegas are raising money for victims of Sunday night’s mass shooting. Collecting more than $600,000 within a few hours. A verified GoFundMe account set up Monday by Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolack promises to “provide relief and support to the victims and families.” The fundraising goal is $10 million.“We have been inundated with phone calls and emails and text messages from people asking what they can do,” Sisolack said.
“There’s going to be a lot of family members that are going through a lot at this particular time”. Sisolack added. “The sheriff said we have over 500 in our hospitals being treated. In addition, we need to provide them with some sort of support. So we have done that.”
The late-night shooting at a country music festival left more than 50 people dead and more than 500 injured, making it the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. Those looking for other ways to help people affected by the shooting can find suggestions here.
Those in the Las Vegas area are asked to donate blood to help the hundreds injured in the shooting. “Anyone wishing to help is asked to donate blood for the injured victims of the Strip shooting,” the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement on Monday. “United Blood Services will start taking donations at 7 a.m. at two locations: 6930 W. Charleston in Las Vegas or 601 Whitney Ranch Drive in Henderson.”
Those unable to donate blood can give money to organizations helping the victims. Newsweek points to the Southern Nevada chapter of the American Red Cross, which accepts donations online, by phone at 702-369-3674, or by mail at 1771 E. Flamingo Road, #206B, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89119. A GoFundMe set up by Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas, and other pages are being created to raise money for victims, as well.
The Mandalay Bay Resort tweeted Monday afternoon that it was in need of certified trauma counselors to help those in need. Please see https://twitter.com/MandalayBay/status/914893207388938240
Looking For Loved Ones
Those looking for information about loved ones still missing are asked to call 866-535-5654. Additionally, Facebook has turned on its safety check feature for those in the Las Vegas area.