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After Las Vegas shooting, casino operators create fund for organizations

Updated October 12, 2017 - 5:37 pm

The Nevada resort gaming industry has established its own fund, called the VegasStrongFund, for collecting money for “those impacted” by the Las Vegas shooting.

The fund will “support community organizations and our brave first responders,” the Nevada Resort Association said Thursday in a statement.

The association has 59 members in Southern Nevada, spanning from the Eldorado casino to Wynn Las Vegas, but association President Virginia Valentine said participation was voluntary.

Vegas Strong was created as a Nevada non-profit domestic corporation last Friday, she said. The fund is hosted at Bank of America and managed by the Nevada Resort Association.

“The VegasStrongFund has been created to complement those efforts by assisting victims and strengthening the community infrastructure needed to respond to — and begin healing from — this horrific event,” she said.

Contact Nicole Raz at nraz@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-4512. Follow @JournalistNikki on Twitter.

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