On the anniversary of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival that killed 58 country music lovers, Vitalant workers from Nevada and Arizona gathered at the Las Vegas Convention Center to do their jobs once again.
The National Investor Relations Institute, based in Alexandria, Virginia, raised $10,000 via a silent auction during its conference in Las Vegas on Monday and Tuesday to benefit the Route 91 Strong nonprofit.
The metal bouquet of 58 painted roses — one for each person killed in the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Strip — was created by Metropolitan Police Department detective Darryl McDonald.
The Vegas Strong Fund is still completing its needs assessment, fund chairwoman Jan Jones Blackhurst said.
The Vegas Strong Fund said Monday that it will not be issuing any more checks to victims of the Oct. 1 shooting, but will donate half of all money raised to a separate 501(c)(3), the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.
Organizers of the Vegas Strong Benefit Concert announced Wednesday that the show raised more than $700,000 for victims of the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting .
More than 1,700 people submitted comments to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund, providing feedback on the plan to distribute raised money to victims and survivors of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting.
The fundraising effort in the aftermath of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history has been muted compared to other tragedies.
A group of Route 91 Harvest festival shooting survivors want a “multi-state solution” to the massive unmet financial needs of thousands of survivors.
Dennis Guerrero II made it out of the concert unscathed. His desire to help those who weren’t as lucky led him to create “LoveWins,” a loose group of survivors and donors pitching in to help families of the dead and those who were injured.