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Millions pledged to assist victims of Las Vegas shooting

Resources continue to pour in for victims of the Las Vegas Strip shooting massacre. (MGN Online)

As the community comes together following the shooting massacre on the Las Vegas Strip, donations for the victims have poured in.

In just one day, a Las Vegas Victims' Fund organized by Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak has brought in nearly $4 million, raised by thousands of people.

Besides the Victims Fund GoFundMe, many have pledged support and monetary donations to the victims, as well.

MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL

MGM Resorts International is committing $3 million to aid victims of the Las Vegas shooting and first responder organizations.

The $3 million donation is in addition to ongoing efforts MGM Resorts are providing to victims, their families, and first responders, including lodging, meals, air and ground transportation, and grief counseling.

“There are simply no words to express our grief and outrage over this senseless and horrific attack on our community,” said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts. “Yet in this devastating time, we are inspired. From the heroic stories of victims on the ground who placed the safety of strangers and loved ones before themselves, to the incredible bravery of first responders who rushed in when others were rushing out and who surely lessoned the damage, to the knowledge of so many good and incomplete works done by those we lost – we are collectively drawing strength and faith to meet the difficult days ahead. With this donation, we hope to make a difference to those who were harmed and those who are left behind. We also wish to recognize the awesome contributions of first responders, not just here in Las Vegas but around the United States, who give so completely of themselves when disaster strikes. On behalf of our Las Vegas community, I wish to say thank you to our global community who remind us from moment to moment that we are not alone.”

STATION CASINOS

Station Casinos -- which operates local casino-resorts like Red Rock, Palace Station, Green Valley Ranch, Palms, and more -- has committed $1 million to support those affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas.

“We were deeply saddened by the news of the devastating event that occurred in Las Vegas,” said Frank J. Fertitta III, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, as well as the countless others inside and outside of our community whose lives were affected by this horrific and senseless act.”

DANA WHITE AND UFC

Dana White, president of UFC, has also pledged $1 million, according to multiple reports.

THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS AND BLACKSTONE

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Blackstone are committed to supporting those impacted by Sunday night’s tragedy at the Route 91 country music festival.

The resort will pledge $250,000 to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund, a crowdsourcing campaign launched on GoFundMe, to help provide humanitarian aid to victims, their families and first responders.

In addition to The Cosmopolitan and Blackstone’s initial pledge of $250,000, Blackstone will also commit an additional $25,000 to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.

SANDS CORPORATION AND ADELSON FAMILY

Las Vegas Sands Corp. and the Adelson Family Foundation announced they are establishing a $4 million relief fund in memory of the people who lost their lives in the Las Vegas mass shooting, as well as honoring the courageous victims, festival-goers, first responders and medical professionals who joined together to save lives.

CELINE DION

Céline Dion gave a touching message to the victims and families of the Las Vegas shooting tragedy and pledged to donate proceeds from Tuesday night's show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace to the victims.

KINGS OF LEON

In light of the horrific tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas on Sunday night, Kings of Leon has pledged unwavering support for Las Vegas. The band has announced that all net proceeds from their Oct. 6 Las Vegas tour date at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will be donated to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Music City Cares Fund. The donation to the CFMT fund will be directed to support Las Vegas nonprofits helping with immediate and long-term needs of the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting victims.

“Following the horrific events of this past weekend in Las Vegas, which have touched so many here and beyond, including members of our own Hard Rock Las Vegas family, we are honored to help the victims, their families and first responders for their heroic efforts,” said Jody Lake, chief operating officer at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

Tickets to the October 6 WALLS tour date show – featuring opener Dawes – at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV may be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel box office, by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX or online at www.axs.com.

CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT

In light of the tragic shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017, Caesars Entertainment, its employees, its family of chefs, and entertainers have come together to organize $2 million in donations to assist those impacted by this terrible event and to help our community heal.

“This senseless tragedy has forever impacted the lives of so many, and we are committed to offering resources to help those affected and to support the community organizations who will need our ongoing assistance,” said Mark Frissora, Chief Executive Officer and President of Caesars Entertainment.

As part of its long-term commitment to those impacted by the tragedy, Caesars Entertainment is working alongside its celebrity chef partners to craft an event to honor everyone impacted.

“Last week’s events are still fresh and while we are still organizing the event, every single one of our celebrity chefs immediately jumped at the opportunity to help,” said Frissora. “I’m very proud of how our Caesars family has come together in support of our hometown.”

Celebrity Chefs who have committed to join Caesars Entertainment in planning this event include Michael Chow, Giada de Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Steve Martorano, Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhi, Frank Pellegrino Jr., Gordon Ramsay and Guy Savoy.

Caesars Entertainment will make contributions along with entertainers Celine Dion and Ringo Starr who have pledged to donate show proceeds to the victims of the Las Vegas massacre.

The company also is continuing to provide support by delivering food and supplies to hospitals for staff and victims’ families, lodging for volunteers and coordinating blood drives to help replenish the depleted supply.


***This is an ongoing story and will be continually updated.***

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