How to Help Las Vegas Shooting Victims

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2 October 2017 | 11:20 pm

People looking for ways to help after the Las Vegas mass shooting are asked to donate blood and money.

City officials are urging people to give blood for the hundreds of injured victims at any of the three donation centers in the area. Because of the long lines, officials suggest people to make appointments with United Blood Services ahead of time.

Nevada officials also started a GoFundMe page that had raised over $1.6 million as of Monday evening. As the total neared $1 million, the page’s original aim, the goal was updated to $2 million. 

The fundraising effort, started by Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair, who wrote on the page that funds “will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting​.”

Sisloak called the support for the fundraiser “inspiring” and vowed “every penny will be put to use.”

The Oakland Raiders, who plan to move to Las Vegas in a few years, donated $50,000 to the page. The NFL Foundation, the league’s nonprofit organization, also donated $50,000. 

The Mandalay Bay Resort, where the shooter was perched on the 32nd floor, tweeted it is in need of certified trauma counselors, its official Twitter account tweeted Monday afternoon. Counselors are asked to report to Ballroom D in the hotel and ask for Tommy Gorbal. 

Officials ask those who are looking for missing loved ones to call 1-866-535-5654.

The Las Vegas mass shooting was the deadliest of its kind in modern U.S. history.

Published 5 hours ago | Updated 6 minutes ago

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