The country music community has been rocked by the mass shooting at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. The attack occurred during Jason Aldean’s headlining set at the festival, and left 58 people dead and 515 injured. He and his crew were able to flee the stage and safely escape from the gunfire. Jake Owen, Chris Young and many other performers from the festival rushed to safety as the gunshots began.
Hundreds of country fans are currently hospitalized with injuries from the attack. The news has saddened country fans across the globe, and many of us are searching for ways to help. Here are the verified organizations that you can donate to help the survivors and families of this devastating attack.
Music City Cares Fund
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has established the Music City Cares Fund, which sends 100% of donations directly to victims of the shooting. Donate here.
Las Vegas Victims Fund
This GoFundMe was created by Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak and has raised over $800,00 in a matter of hours. Donate here.
Southern Nevada Red Cross
The Southern Nevada chapter of the American Red Cross has pledged to help those affected by the attacks. Donate here.
National Compassion Fund
This fund was created to give money directly to victims of mass shootings and terrorist attacks. Donate here.
Hundreds of Nevada residents are currently lined up to donate blood to victims hospitalized in Las Vegas. You can contact your local donation center to find out how to give blood that will can be transported to the shooting victims. Learn more here.