October 3, 2017 - 6:36 pm
Updated October 26, 2017 - 5:33 pm
A number of businesses and organizations have launched fundraisers or are offering free food and/or beverages to first responders and those directly affected by the mass shooting on the Strip. Here are some of them; check back for updates.
All In: A #VegasStrong Benefit: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Downtown Container Park. Full-day event with performances by Absinthe, Jeff Civillico, Zowie Bowie, Ricardo Laguna and more, plus live bands every hour, activities for kids, picnic favorites, craft cocktail bar and live raffle every hour. Free admission; all proceeds to Direct Impact Fund to benefit those affected by the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Live Health Online: Free access to counselors and therapists via online video and phone for those affected by the shooting. For video appointments, go to livehealthonline.com/vegas. For the crisis line, call 877-361-7974.
AT&T: Customers of AT&T and other wireless providers can text the message VEGAS to 50555 to donate $10 (which is charged to your phone bill) to the University Medical Center Foundation, to support treatment of patients in need.
Bear’s Best Golf Club, 11111 W. Flamingo Road: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1: Free breakfast and golf tournament for golfers; free picnic with old-fashioned games, food and drink for non-golfers, plus free entertainment for all. Open to all first responders, plus doctors, nurses, call-center staff and blood-donation staff.
Blondie’s Sports Bar & Grill, Miracle Mile Shops: Will donate $5 to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund for every bucket of beer purchased during October.
Body Spa West, 8751 W. Charleston Blvd.: Oct. 29, free 30-minute massages for first responders, sponsored by G. Alex Foundation. Book at massageadvantagelv.com, promo code FRR, or call Glen Alex at 702-807-7349.
Bootlegger Italian Bistro, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South: Free meals for first responders; ask for first responders menu.
Burgerim, 9635 Bermuda Road: 50 percent off for all on-duty police officers, firefighters and paramedics.
Bunkhouse Saloon, 124 S. 11th St.: Collecting blankets, water, snack bags and nonperishable foods for donations to blood banks, beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Downtown Brew Festival: 5 (4 for VIP) to 9 p.m. Oct. 21, Clark County Amphitheater. Silent auction to benefit Las Vegas Victims’ Fund has been added. Tickets and details, downtownbrewfestival.com.
EOS Fitness, multiple locations: Will match up to $10,000 in donations; go to gofundme.com/jb3pcz-las-vegas-shooting.
Evel Pie, 508 E. Fremont St.: Collecting personal hygiene products and other comfort items for local hospitals.
FirstMed Health and Wellness Centers, 3343 S. Eastern Ave. and 400 Shadow Lane: Free medical, counseling, prescription review and refills (as appropriate) and support services. Also help to victims and their families with costs associated with the tragedy, including airfare, temporary housing, food, clothing, personal hygiene items and prescriptions. Call Marisela Quintero at 702-859-2210 or Mona Lisa Paulo at 702-859-2253.
The Gathering: Maiden Voyage: Oct. 27-28, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, electronic music event with performances by Justin Martin, K?D, Lee Foss, Kill Frenzy and more. 100 percent of net proceeds will be donated to Zappos Victims of Las Vegas Tragedy fund. Tickets: DTLVEC box office or ticketmaster.com.
Lowe’s #VegasStrong: Noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Live band, drawings, food, with all proceeds donated to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.
Khoury’s Mediterranean Restaurant, 9340 W. Sahara Ave: 25 percent off with proof of donating blood, through Oct. 31.
Lyft: Two free rides, up to $40 each, to blood donation centers, hospitals and relief centers; go to lyft.com/invite/vegashope.
Mercedes in the Morning’s Not So Silent Night featuring Kelly Clarkson: 7 p.m. Dec. 3, The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Las Vegas Victims’ Fund. Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, 888-929-7849 or axs.com.
Odesza: Electronic music duo will donate 100 percent of net ticket sales from performance at 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 21 at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center to Las Vegas Victims Fund. Tickets: DTLVEC box office or ticketmaster.com.
R&D Taverns: #vegasstrong commemorative beanies, $20, with 100 percent of proceeds donated to Zappos Victims of Las Vegas Tragedy fund. Remedy’s at 3265 S. Rose Parkway and 530 Conestoga Way, both in Henderson, or Distill at 10820 W. Charleston Blvd., 4830 W. Pyle Ave. and 6430 N. Durango Drive.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill, all locations: Free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti to all first responders and hospital medical staff, with ID, through Oct. 31.
Save Red Rock and Escape Adventures: Free nature walks for victims, families, first responders and anyone else saddened by the tragedy. Call 702-596-2953.
Tropicana: Free rooms for family members traveling to Las Vegas to assist affected loved ones; email@example.com.
UnitedHealthcare and Southwest Medical Associates: Free help line staffed by mental health specialists open 24/7, 866-342-6892. Resources also at liveandworkwell.com.
U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Free Disaster Distress Helpline, 24/7, 800-985-5990 or text talkwithus to 66746 for English or hablanos to 66746 for Spanish.
Vegas PBS: Resources to Help Families Cope web page at vegaspbs.org/kids-families/resources-help-families-cope
Vegas Strong 5K/1.7 Mile: 3 p.m. Dec. 2, Kellogg Zaher Park, 7901 W. Washington Ave. All proceeds will be donated to Las Vegas Victims’ Fund. Register at register.chronotrack.com/r/34230.
#VegasStrong Chalk Art Contest: 9 a.m. to 4 pm. Saturday, parking lot at 2955 Las Vegas Blvd. South, near the Peppermill. No artist entry fee; open to kids 5-18 and adults 18 and older, first come, first served, with artists checking in from 9 to 10 a.m. Minimum $1 donation per person to vote; $1 per bottle water for spectators. Sponsored by 411 Locals, which will donate $5,000 in the names of the five contest winners to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund. 411locals.com
Wet ‘n’ Wild: Two free tickets to Halloweenville, 5:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 20-31, for first responders. Tickets can be picked up at box office after 5 p.m. with both state-issued and staff ID.
Winter Jam West 2017 Tour Spectacular: With Lecrae, Mac Powell, Andy Mineo and more, 7 p.m. Nov. 11, Orleans Arena. Free admission for veterans, members of the military and first responders; show ID at door.
Yellow Checker Star: Free taxi rides to anyone affected by the tragedy. Call 702-919-4756.
Zappos: One-on-one support to cover funeral costs for victims; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also will match, up to $1 million, donations to Crowdrise fund; go to zappos.com
Beware of scams
To ensure your charitable donations go to the right place, remember these tips from the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Nevada:
Obtain detailed information about the charity, including name, address and telephone number, and conduct online searches with the charity’s name in conjunction with “complaint” or “scam.”
If a charity claims to benefit a local agency, check that the agency has a relationship with the charity.
Be wary of solicitations from professional fundraisers. If they claim to represent a charity, contact the charity directly to verify. It is safest to make donations by check or credit card directly to the charity.
Ask for a receipt showing the amount of your donation.
Advanced Aesthetics Salon, 2150 S. Rainbow Blvd.: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Hair to Help, with stylists Jean Marc Levy and Olga Demaskaya offering haircuts and styling for donations in lieu of payment and gratuity, with all donations going to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund. Call or text 702-403-3920 for appointment.
Atomic Liquors, 917 Fremont St.: 100 percent of proceeds from fundraiser starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday will go to the American Red Cross.
Ben & Jerry’s shops at The District at Green Valley Ranch and Sunset Station in Henderson, Grand Bazaar Shops and Harrah’s: 100 percent of proceeds from Saturday sales will be donated to funds benefiting victims.
Canter’s Restaurant, Bakery and Delicatessen, Tivoli Village: 25 percent off for first responders and members of the military, through Oct. 16.
Capriotti’s, all locations: Accepting donations to Las Vegas Victims’ Fund, with free upsize to medium for anyone who makes a donation. Free 9-inch subs for law-enforcement officers, through Oct. 13.
Capriotti’s, 7540 Oso Blanca Road: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, grand opening, with profits from all sandwiches sold donated to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.
Charity bicycle ride: Meet at Huntridge Tavern, 1116 E. Charleston Blvd., at 6 p.m. Saturday to go to Bunkhouse and ReBar. Event will include food trucks, live entertainment and a raffle, with proceeds going to Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.
Charlie Palmer Steak, Four Seasons: Free Cut of the Week meal to first responders and affected families through Saturday.
Chica in The Venetian: free meal Thursday for all uniformed first responders.
Chick-fil-A, all valley locations: Free meals to local first responders through Friday.
Claggett &Sykes Law Firm, 4101 Meadows Lane: Accepting donations of any kind (especially water, food, juices and trash bags) for United Blood Services, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday.
Club Tattoo, Miracle Mile Shops: $50 Las Vegas tattoos, with all proceeds donated to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund, Friday through Tuesday.
Community Oasis, 1800 Industrial Road: 2 p.m. Sunday, Beatles Yoga, with all donations to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund. Bring your own yoga mat.
Corduroy, 515 Fremont St.: All proceeds from 4 to 8 p.m. happy hour Friday will be donated to the Crowdrise fund that will be matched by Zappos up to $1 million; details at zappos.com.
Craftkitchen: Free meals for first responders Wednesday through Friday 7:30 a.m. through 3 p.m. 50% of all proceeds on Friday will go to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.
Cream, Downtown Summerlin and 10271 S. Eastern Ave. in Henderson: 20 percent of proceeds from sales at ice cream sandwich shop through Wednesday will be donated to Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.
Daily Kitchen: Free meal to all first responders (including doctors and nurses) in uniform or with ID, and 25 percent off for anyone with proof of having donated blood, through Friday.
Dirt Dog, Grand Bazaar Shops and 8390 S. Rainbow Blvd.: Free meal (hot dog and drink) for first responders through Sunday.
Drai’s, The Cromwell: All revenue from Drai’s Nightclub and Drai’s After Hours on Thursday to be donated to Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.
Ellis Island: 7 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Sing for Strength karaoke benefit. $250, which includes all food and beverages. For every entertainer who performs, Ellis Island will donate $1,000. All proceeds to the shooting victims. Reservations: 702-807-2779.
Evolution Yoga: Free yoga classes for the public Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 4:45 p.m., Saturday at 8 a.m. and Sunday at 11:15 a.m.. All donations raised will go to the Las Vegas gofundme page.
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road: Donating $5 for every meal sold through the end of the week to Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.
Frankie Moreno and the South Point: Benefit show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets $25; 100 percent of proceeds to be donated to victims and families. Limited to 21 and older; tickets at southpointcasino.com.
Freed’s Bakery, 9815 S. Eastern Ave.: Half-dozen vanilla or chocolate cupcakes $7.50 all day Wednesday, with 100 percent of sales going to Las Vegas Victims’ Fund, the local initiative of the National Compassion Fund and/or the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Gold Spike: All Saturday cover charges will be donated to the Crowdrise fund that will be matched by Zappos up to $1 million; details at zappos.com.
Inspire, 107 Las Vegas Blvd. South: All Saturday cover charges will be donated to the Crowdrise fund that will be matched by Zappos up to $1 million; details at zappos.com.
Kabob Express, 4912 S. Eastern Ave.: 50 percent of sales after 3 p.m. through Saturday will go to Las Vegas Victims’ Fund. Also, free meals for first responders.
Kitchen Table, 1716 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson: Free meal to first responders, through Wednesday.
Kopper Keg, all locations: 100 percent of all sales Saturday (24 hours) to be donated to Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.
Las Vegas Philharmonic: Oct. 14 performance at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, free admission to first responders, hospital employees, victims and families or anyone who seeks the refuge and solace of music.
Lobster ME, Miracle Mile Shops: Free meal to all first responders (including doctors and nurses) in uniform or with ID, and 25 percent off for anyone with proof of having donated blood, through Friday.
M Resort: Charity car and bike show, 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday on the west parking lot, with a variety of cars and bikes. Admission free; vehicle registration $20. All proceeds to Las Vegas Victims’ Fund. Partners are Celebrity Cars Las Vegas, Hellkat Racers and 360 CarShow.
“Mean Girls” cast: Collecting donations at gofundme.com/october3 for the National Compassion Fund.
Nacho Daddy, all locations: Free meals for first responders and families through Friday.
Naked City Pizza, 4608 Paradise Rd: Fundraiser and raffle on Saturday at 7 p.m. All funds will go to the Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada to assist victims and families
The Nerd, 450 E. Fremont St.: Fifty percent of Wednesday night sales will be donated tocharities benefiting victims and families.
Nothing Bundt Cakes: 100% of all sales on Saturday will be donated to Las Vegas GoFundMe victims’ fund
Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant, Downtown Summerlin: Will match all sales from two-year anniversary celebration from 5 p.m. to closing Wednesday and donate to Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.
Pollo Campero, 4521 E. Charleston Blvd.: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, free personal chicken meal with fried or grilled chicken to all first responders with badge or ID.
Port of Subs, multiple locations: Free meals to first responders all day Tuesday and Wednesday.
Primm Valley Resort & Casino: 50 percent of ticket sales from the Latin Music Festival scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at Star of the Desert Arena will be donated to local nonprofits aiding victims and families. Go to primmvalleyresorts.com.
PT’s Entertainment Group, all locations: Free food and non-alcoholic beverages to first responders through lunch Wednesday.
Red Lobster, all valley locations: Free entree Wednesday from special menu with five choices for first responders in uniform and with ID.
Red Rock’N Tattoos & Apparel, 6145 W. Sahara Ave.: $40 and $60 memorial tattoos, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, all proceeds to be donated to Las Vegas Victim’s Fund; through Oct. 19, all profits donated to fund.
Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill, 8975 W. Charleston Blvd. (at Fort Apache): 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 25 percent of net sales will be donated to families affected by the tragedy.
Siegel’s 1941, El Cortez: Free meals to first responders and hospital workers through Sunday.
Smith’s Food and Drug: Customers can “round up” at the cash register through Monday, with money going toward medical expenses of those injured in the shootings.
Stoney’s Rockin Country, 6611 Las Vegas Blvd. South: Concert featuring Tony Jackson and guests beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday. No cover. One hundred percent of donations and bar revenue will be donated to Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.
Studio 21 Tattoo Gallery, 6020 W. Flamingo Road: Tattoo of outline of state of Nevada with a heart representing Las Vegas, $50 through Sunday, with all proceeds going to Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.
Urban Turban, 3900 Paradise Road: Free buffet lunch for first responders, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe: One free combo meal for uniformed firemen, police officers, and paramedics, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
United States Bartending Guild: Collecting non-perishable food items for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, with dropoffs through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Herbs & Rye, 3713 W. Sahara Ave., and 24 hours at Starboard Tack, 2601 Atlantic St.
Vegas Strong in Song: 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Congregation Ner Tamid, 55 N. Valle Verde Parkway, Henderson. Featuring 14 Jewish composers and performers. Free admission; all donations will go to victims of the tragedy. Co-sponsored by Temple Sinai.
Velveteen Rabbit, 1218 S Main St: Live music from 8 Las Vegas acts on Thursday. All money from the bar will be donated to victims and their families.
Viva Las VeGrass Music Festival: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 13-15, Craig Ranch Regional Park, North Las Vegas. All gate ticket sales (tickets for those 12 and older start at $15) will be donated to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund. vivalasvegrass.org.
Yardbird Table & Bar in The Venetian: free meal Thursday for all uniformed first responders
Yoga Kandy, 1800 Industrial Road, #130-L: Free yoga classes Wednesday at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Janna Karel and Al Mancini contributed to this report. Contact Heidi Knapp Rinella at Hrinella@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0474. Follow @HKRinella on Twitter.