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As many know, there was the deadliest mass shooting in US history in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 1, 2017 where 58 were killed and over 500 were injured.

Since then there have been many ways people can help those affected by the shooting. Many have donated blood, raised money to cover hospital bills and lent out a hand for those needing condolence.

How to Donate

Donations are always welcome to help the victims. Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak, has started a GoFundMe for those in need. The funds raised will be used to “provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas.” Donations are accepted online at https://www.gofundme.com/dr2ks2-las-vegas-victims-fund or by mail in check. To send in a check, make the check out to “Las Vegas Victims Fund” and send to

 

Las Vegas Victims Fund

1000 N Green Valley Pkwy, #440-184

 Henderson, NV 89074

 

The National Compassion Fund will donate 100% of proceeds to the victims of the Vegas shooting, and they are now accepting text donations. To donate $10, text “Vegas” to 20222. Donations are also accepted through their website, https://nationalcompassionfund.org, or by mail in check to

National Center for Victims of Crime

ATTN: National Compassion Fund Las Vegas

2000 M Street, NW, Suite 480

Washington, DC 20036

Make the check out to “National Compassion Fund”.

 

Make Your Voice be Heard

 If you feel that the current gun laws are not up to standard in either your own state or nationwide, call your representative. The House of Representatives’ switchboard number is (202) 224-3121. Not every state has the same gun laws.

 

Be Aware

It is important to know which charities will donate 100% of proceeds to victims. There have already been Facebook groups shut down for falsely stating that the proceeds were going to the Vegas victims. Before donating, be sure to fact check the website and read the fine print of the site. If something seems to be false, do not donate to that site. The Attorney General’s office released information about how to not be swindled when donating to such tragic events. Things to avoid would be giving to charities that ask for cash donations, wire transfer and giving credit card information out over the phone. Just double check where you are donating to be sure it is legitimate.

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