How to Help the Victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting
The Texas country music community is one big family, and consequently many members of the Texas country music family were affected by the senseless violence in Las Vegas on the evening of October 1st. The City of Las Vegas has provided resources to check on loved ones affected by the tragedy, as well as ways that you can help.
- Those who are not in Nevada and still wish to help can donate to the Red Cross’ Southern Nevada chapter online, or by calling 702-369-3674, and donating by mail to American Red Cross, Southern Nevada Chapter 1771 E. Flamingo Rd., #206B Las Vegas, NV 89119. You can donate and find more information here.
- Steve Sisolak, chairman of the Clark County Commission, has set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for the victims. The campaign raised more than $100,000 in its first three hours.
- For those located in - or near - Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department noted that "anyone wishing to help is asked to donate blood for the injured victims of the Strip shooting. 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."
- Additionally, the Mandalay Bay Resort is seeking certified trauma counselors in the Las Vegas area to assist in the aftermath of the shooting.