More than $2.9M donated to official Las Vegas victims' GoFundMe

More than $2.9M donated to official Las Vegas victims' GoFundMe

More than $2.9M donated to official Las Vegas victims' GoFundMe

At least 59 people are dead and over 500 injured after the attack on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, which is now the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

Officials in Las Vegas said late Monday that United Blood Services and other centers that take blood donations were overwhelmed by the response from the community.

The suspect, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, was found dead in his Mandalay Bay hotel room Monday in an apparent suicide.

It's the blood on the shelf that saves lives when tragedy strikes, but that blood has a shelf life, so donations will be needed for weeks to come.

Las Vegas police also provided a number for those concerned about their loved ones to call.

The verified crowd-funding campaign to which the team contributed had raised almost $2.8 million by 10 p.m. Monday to aid victims and their families.

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Michaels said donating blood isn't just for when times are tough, it is something we should be doing regularly.

Less than 24 hours after Clark County Commission Chair, Steve Sisolak, launched the Las Vegas Victims' Fund on GoFundMe, the initiative has raised almost $3 million from more than 43,000 donors. "Blood Assurance stands ready to send aid to our Las Vegas partners if they need our help".

White grew up in Las Vegas, and the UFC has been tied to the city since 2001, when two casino owners purchased the company.

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

Bonfils tells News 5, as soon as they heard of the need they responded, and the community jumped in to help.

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