GoFundMe Page for Las Vegas Victims Surpasses $8 Million
A GoFundMe page that was set up to raise money for the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 has raised over $8 million as of Oct. 4.
The page was created by Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas, who started the fundraiser with a $10,000 donation.
The page says, “We are raising funds to assist the victims of the tragic Las Vegas shooting.”
“Funds will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting.”
Among the donations is $3 million given by Jim Murren & MGM Resorts International
There are also nine $50,000 donations and two $40,000 donations by Stephen J Cloobeck, for a total of $530,000.
Cloobeck is the chairman and CEO of Diamond Resorts, a time-share company that is headquartered in Nevada, Las Vegas. He has also appeared in the reality television series “Undercover Boss.”
The fundraiser had support from big names like the boxer Mike Tyson, singers Florida Georgia Line, the singer Kid Rock and The Chainsmokers, per the list of donors on the GoFundMe page.
The list also had donations of $50,000 each from the NFL’s Oakland Raiders and the NFL Foundation.
Florida Georgia Line called on others to make a donation too. “We challenge Thomas Rhett, Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Bebe Rexha, Jason Derulo and Backstreet Boys to make a donation as well,” the pop duo wrote in a tweet.
They continued, “Times like this call for us to come together and do what we can to make a difference. Let’s ease the financial burden on the families and victims of this senseless tragedy.”
Sisolak spoke with reporters at a news conference on Monday evening, saying that the donations are from “generous people around the country that… care about what we’re doing,” per CBS.