Country duo Florida Georgia Line announced on Instagram that they have made a $10,000 donation to victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.
The band contributed the money to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund, which was established by the Clark County, Nevada Commissioner in response to the tragedy.
“Let’s give the hurt families one less thing to worry about in this time of distress,” the post stated. The pair went on to challenge several other artists including Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan and Tim McGraw to make donations.
McGraw and his wife, Faith Hill, shared their sympathies on Instagram as well. The couple previously held a Las Vegas residency at the Venetian in 2013.
The families and victims affected by the horrific @route91harvest tragedy need our help. The Clark County, NV commission has established a GoFundMe account to provide financial relief to the victims and we are grateful to be able to make a donation. Calling on the rest of you 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. We challenge @thomasrhettakins @thetimmcgraw @lukebryan @beberexha @jasonderulo @backstreetboys to make a donation as well. Times like this call for us to come together and do what we can to make a difference. Click the link in our bio and donate what you can. Let's ease the financial burden on the families and victims of this senseless tragedy. Much love y'all.
Along with many other artists, Florida Georgia Line offered their condolences yesterday for everyone affected by the massacre.
“We were so shocked and saddened to hear about the tragedy in Las Vegas last night,” the band also stated in a post to their Instagram account. “Praying for everyone affected. Let’s spread love today and help those we can.”
The death toll from the shooting currently stands at 59, with over 500 people injured. It now ranks as the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States.