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Las Vegas Victims Fund Sends Out Final Checks to Victims of Route 91 Shooting

Though no amount of money could cure the pain families of victims have endured since the Route 91 shooting, a GoFundMe campaign called the Las Vegas Victims Fund was started to help ease finanical worry. Over $31.5 million was raised.

The 58 families of those who died during the shooting and the additional 10 people who suffered extreme injuries like brain damage and paralysis will each receive $275,000.

The 147 people who were hospitalized will receive a check as well, since $10 million of the fund has been allocated to them. The amount will depend on the time spent in the hospital. A full breakdown of how the funding is distributed can be found here.

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Overall, 532 victims will get a check from the Las Vegas Victims Fund in the hope that it will bring even a tiny inkling of relief their way.  “In no way can it replace someone’s life,” said Al Etcheber, a family member of a victim told Billboard. “Still, it is a real nice way to help families who lost someone they loved.”

The campaign was funded by over 90,000 donations from tourism and gambling businesses, a benefit concert, individuals, and even a group of high school students and staff in Henderson who managed to raise $66,000 for the cause.

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