Crisis Response Information for Las Vegas

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Crisis Response Information for Las Vegas
« on: October 02, 2017, 08:50 AM »
We hope this information will be helpful to those affected in any way by this senseless, tragic event.

Las Vegas officials released a number for people to call and check on loved ones after the mass shooting. Call and share this number: 1-866-535-5654.

Facebook also activated its Safety Check feature for Las Vegas, where people are able to let others know they are safe:

Blood donations. Please make a call first:
Las Vegas United Blood Services: 4950 West Craig Road, Las Vegas, NV   702-645-3600
Las Vegas United Blood Services: 6930 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV   702-228-4483
Henderson United Blood Services: 601 Whitney Ranch Drive Building D Ste 20, Henderson, NV  702-434-1838
Sparks United Blood Services: 4670 Sparks Blvd Suite 100, Sparks, NV   775-354-2929
Reno United Blood Services: 1125 Terminal Way, Reno, NV   775-324-6454
Carson City United Blood Services: 256 E Winnie Lane, Carson City, NV  775-887-9111

As per LVPD: "If you would like to donate blood for the injured victims of the Strip shooting visit the Labor Health & Welfare Clinic, 7135 W. Sahara."

Or make an appointment here: /photo/1

**Click on the images below to read the press release from LVMPD:**

The Huffington Post has this information for those who aren't in the area to donate blood, but who'd like to help with a donation:

Donate Money
Those unable to donate blood can give money to organizations helping the victims. Newsweek points to the Southern Nevada chapter of the American Red Cross, which accepts donations online, by phone at 702-369-3674, or by mail at 1771 E. Flamingo Road, #206B, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89119.
A GoFundMe set up by Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas, and other pages are being created to raise money for victims, as well."

ABC 7 News has even more resources for how to help:

To help with the investigation:

@FBILasVegas is asking anyone with videos or photos from the 10/1/17 Las Vegas shooting to please call 1-800-CALLFBI (255-5324)
— FBI Las Vegas (@FBILasVegas) October 2, 2017

Give cash, not supplies
Most charities prefer monetary donations, especially if you plan to donate internationally. These are more flexible and cause less of a strain on the charity, allowing them to help more, USAID explained.

"Unlike material donations, cash involves no transportation costs, shipping delays, or customs fees. It also enables relief organizations to spend more time providing aid by spending less time managing goods," the organization explained on its website.

Learn more with USAID's "greatest good donation calculator."

Check the charity

Before you donate to a charity, make sure you know where your aid is going. The Center for International Disaster Information recommends checking with a charity monitoring organization like GiveWell, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, or the Better Business Bureau before donating.

Make sure your donation is secure by going through an organization's official website or sending a check in the mail. Charity Navigator says you should never donate over the phone, email or unknown social media pages, as these are easier for scammers to target.

Las Vegas fundraisers

Here are campaigns started to help the victims. Please check back in as more are added.

Las Vegas Victims' Fund: This fundraiser was created by Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair and candidate for governor of Nevada. It has already raised over $1 million for the victims and their families.

National Compassion Fund: This fund will send 100% of proceeds directly to the victims, according to the National Center for Victims of Crime. The NCVC started a similar fund after the Pulse nightclub shooting.


« Last Edit: October 27, 2017, 01:00 PM by Annie »