Sunday, 24 June, 2018

Millions raised overnight for victims of Las Vegas massacre

Official GoFundMe page launched for Las Vegas shooting victims People walk near the Las Vegas Strip shortly after sunrise
Frederick Owens | 06 October, 2017, 01:22

The attack targeted more than 22,000 people and has been called the deadliest mass shooting in us history.

Fifty-nine innocent people have lost their lives and hospitals say 185 victims have since been released.

The NFL's Oakland Raiders, which plan to relocate to Las Vegas in the coming years, donated $50,000, according to the Daily Mail.

Almost $8.4 million have been donated as of this morning.

In addition, people have already donated more than $1 million to a GoFundMe page that has been established to help the victims.

People fleeing the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas after Stephen Paddock opened fire.

"Our community is grateful for the outpouring of support from folks all across the nation and all around the world", Sisolak wrote Wednesday in an update posted on the page.

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He said Paddock lived a "secret life" and 'meticulously planned on the worst domestic attack in United States history'. Paddock reportedly requested a room with a view, but never showed up for his reservation, according to TMZ sources.


Sisolak said he's only in charge of raising the money and that the county will have "absolutely no role" in where it is distributed after that.

Additionally, don't forget to share the phone number set up for those looking to reach loved ones in Las Vegas.

GoFundMe normally takes a transaction fee of five to eight percent from each transaction, but many commenters on social media urged the site to waive that fee for this particular campaign.

By noon Thursday, the fundraiser had garnered two-thirds of its $15 million goal.

These numbers are likely to continue climbing, which means the demand for blood donations is at a crucial level.

GoFundMe also announced it would donate $150,000 to support victims and families affected by the shooting.

If you'd like to make a donation, you can do so on the GoFundMe account page here.

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