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 .
Prayers from Alabama, love from Detroit, good vibes from North Dakota and messages of support from all over the world have poured in to Las Vegas City Hall since early October.
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.
The Las Vegas Victims’ Fund will stop collecting donations for survivors and families of victims of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting on Jan. 31.
A benefit concert Friday wants all comers to pay for tickets that will go toward funds for Las Vegas shooting survivors — even if those concertgoers are survivors themselves.
The Las Vegas Victims’ Fund is now a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, making all donations to the fund tax deductible.
State officials are encouraging people who attended the Route 91 Harvest festival on Oct. 1 to apply for assistance from a state program for crime victims.