Las Vegas Shooting Victim Fundraiser Nearing $3 Million
Our central Minnesota listeners have been asking if we have any information on being able to help the victims of Sunday's deadly attack on concert goers in Las Vegas.
Most of us in Minnesota have been to a concert festival at least once in our lives. There's dozens of them each summer here, including the largest country music festival in the country - We Fest. What happened on Sunday evening in Las Vegas made all of us think about our last experience at a music festival and what it would have been like to be in that situation.
The death toll is at 59 right now and hopefully will not grow any higher. With 525 more attendees wounded, there's a probability that the number of deaths from that will grow.
Blood banks around Las Vegas are seeing a rush of people donating blood, with waiting lines up to 5 hours long at times. Being in Minnesota, we likely can't stand in line in Las Vegas to give blood, but we can certainly help in other ways from here in central Minnesota.
You can certainly donate blood, as I'm sure it's needed right now. Not only for the Las Vegas shooting victims, but for general use to those who need it.
There's also a GoFundMe page setup to help raise funds for those victims. Between deductibles and hospital bills that are a result of this mass shooting, many of these wounded are going to have financial hard times.
The GoFundMe page was setup by Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting.
Donations have poured in all from over the country, with most donations ranging from $10 to $20. So far they've reached nearly $3 million out of their goal of $3.5 million.