Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton Urge Fans to Donate After Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting
Following the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nev., on Sunday night (Oct. 1), donations have been pouring in to help those affected. Florida Georgia Line and Chris Stapleton are among the country artists who are stepping up to help and asking their fans for donations to help those in need.
Florida Georgia Line used Twitter to share the link to a GoFundMe account raising money for the shooting victims. With the link, they write, "Calling on everyone to donate what you can, any amount, it doesn't matter. Every little bit helps. Let's give the hurt families one less thing to worry about in this time of distress."
The duo's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard have donated $10,000 to the campaign; they also challenged fellow artists Thomas Rhett, Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan to donate money to the cause.
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"Times like this call for us to come together and do what we can to make a difference," FGL write in closing.
Stapleton, meanwhile, used Twitter to let his fans know about another organization collecting monetary donations: the Music City Cares Fund. In his tweet, Stapleton acknowledges that his family was donating to that fund, urges fans to donate if they can and notes that all donations will be going to the victims.
At least 59 people were killed and more than 500 people were injured in the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting, which took place during Jason Aldean‘s headlining set on the final night of the event, which ran Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Other artists who performed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival include Chris Young, Jake Owen, Sam Hunt, Eric Church, Maren Morris, the Brothers Osborne and Luke Combs.
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