GoFundMe Established for Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting Victims
In the aftermath of Sunday night's (Oct. 1) devastating shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nev., a GoFundMe account has been established in order to raise money for the victims and the families of those killed and injured during the tragedy. Donations have been pouring into the campaign since it was established early on Monday (Oct. 2).
Organized by Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak, the GoFundMe account for Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting victims has raised more than $2 million dollars as of publication time. According to Sisolak's note on the GoFundMe campaign website, he organized the fundraiser after spending much of Sunday night at Clark County’s sole level-one trauma center, where victims of the shooting were being treated.
Funds from the GoFundMe account for Route 91 Harvest Festival victims will be “used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting,” reads the description.
Country Stars Respond Following Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting
The shooting at the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival took place just after 10PM Las Vegas time on Sunday, while headliner Jason Aldean was performing onstage in front of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. At least 58 people are dead and more than 500 were wounded in the shooting.
Other artists who performed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival include Sam Hunt, Eric Church, Maren Morris, the Brothers Osborne and Luke Combs. The event ran Sept. 29-Oct. 1.
In a televised statement on Monday, President Donald Trump praised Las Vegas police and first responders for their quick response to the shooting. Trump also ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims.
Remembering the Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting Victims