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Officials set up GoFundMe campaign for Las Vegas victims; more ways to help

Posted at 5:05 PM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 14:37:11-04

There are many ways you can help the Las Vegas mass shooting victims

Donate money online

Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas, started a GoFundMe campaign to help victims. GoFundMe campaign to help victims. 

As of 9:30 a.m. Monday, nearly $150,000 had been raised -- by early Tuesday morning, the total had risen to more than $3 million. Their original goal was to reach $500,000 to "provide relief and financial support" to victims and their families. The goal has since been increased to $3.5 million.

If you'd like to contributeclick here

Blood donations 

Las Vegas residents lined up for hours to donate blood almost immediately after Sunday night's massacre. The drive to donate blood spread across the country, including right here in the Valley. 

A spokesperson from United Blood Services in Phoenix says while blood needs in Las Vegas have been met, donations are still critical. 

Blood has a shelf life and will expire, so they don't want to over-collect now and waste the donations. 

Donation appointments should still be kept and made for the coming days, weeks and months. You can make an appointment with UBS online or by calling 1-877-827-4376. 

According to the Office of Mayor Greg Stanton, replenishment efforts in the Valley are also underway since local blood supplies have been sent to Las Vegas.

The Red Cross also offers blood donation and appointment information. 

Other ways to help:

  • Mandalay Bay Resorts is asking for certified trauma counselors to help in Las Vegas. Anyone who can help is asked to go to Circus Circus Ballroom D where they can ask for Tommy Gorbal. Assignments will be given. 
  • Information for law enforcement: The FBI is looking for all helpful photos, information and video. If you have anything to offer for the investigation, the FBI says to "please call 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324) with videos & photos from the Las Vegas shooting on 10/1/17."