This past week at The Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, our city experienced “the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.” A gunman took the lives of over fifty people and injured hundreds. In the wake of this tragedy, the world is coming together to support the victims, and you can too. From donations to volunteering, here’s a list of ways you can help support the Las Vegas victims of this tragic event.
There are many different ways to donate. You can:
1) Donate Money
From donating to specific victim funds to a more general approach of supporting all victims, there are a ton of GoFundMe pages made to help fundraise. The official GoFundMe page for this event was made by Steven Sisolak, the Clark County Commission Chair of Las Vegas. In just three days, he’s already raised 9.2 million from close to 75,000 donors with his overall goal being 15 million. By donating, you know your money will be directly helping the victims gain the relief and financial efforts they need. Click HERE for more info.
3) Donate Services
Companies are donating their services to help support the victims of the tragedy. Lyft and Uber are providing complimentary rides to and from nearby hospitals and blood donation centers. Restaurants have been donating food to those who are supporting or volunteering to support the victims at places like blood banks and volunteer centers. They’ve even created events to hand out free food to the victims and first responders, as well as donated to hospitals and salvation armies. Hopefully this helps give you a few ideas.
4) Donate Blood
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman couldn’t stress enough the urgency for donations, especially blood donations. Help the victims by donating blood to blood banks. Below are a list of locations where you can donate. With an outpouring of donors, there are large wait times at the centers. We recommend calling to schedule your appointment in advance.
(Click image to enlarge)
Here are some ways you can speak out.
1) Sending a card
The city of Las Vegas has started an initiative they call #Hearts4Vegas. To help the victims heal, they’re asking for heartfelt messages sent to City Hall. Write a message and help lift the spirits of the victims of this tragedy and send to the address below.
C/O City Hall
495 S. Main St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
2) Taking Action with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
You can both join the cause and tweet to your representative. On their website, they have a template where you can select your senator by state and name, as well as tweet at them. You could also use your social media handles or call your local representative to reject the Graham Cassidy Bill today! For more information, visit CSGV.
With trauma relief you can:
You can volunteer if you’re a certified trauma counselor with different counseling services. The Las Vegas Radical Mental Health Collective are accepting volunteers to help with trauma relief efforts. Volunteer today! For more information visit their website or in-person at:
Circus Circus Ballroom D
at 2880 S. Las Vegas Boulevard
2) Raise awareness of resources for victims
The Nevada Psychological Association has set up an informational page to educate victims during this tragedy. It outlines ways to communicate with children about the tragedy, gun violence initiatives, crisis counseling services, and reduced or free psychological services. They’ve compiled a list of articles and contact information to help the victims educate themselves, their children, and receive the help they need. For more information, visit THIS link.
There’s also a hotline for victims looking to locate or report missing family members, and the phone number is: 1-800-536-9488.
You can also spread the word about the various counseling services provided for the victims. The UNLV School of Medicine Crisis Counseling provides a variety of trauma relief, with on-site psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, and licensed clinical social workers. It’s private, free, and doesn’t require insurance. To schedule an appointment, call: 1-702-253-0818.
The Right Society and The Las Vegas Radical Mental Health Collective also made seeking help more approachable by providing a real, human connection. They create an open, accepting atmosphere and follow up in the future weeks and months. More information available HERE.
For a full comprehensive list of resources, visit the Nevada Psychological Association website.
Remember that no act of goodness is too small. Take initiative and join us in supporting the Las Vegas victims today!
Tuesday, May 14th
On Labor Day Weekend 42 years ago, The Grateful Dead embarked on their most epic show to date, drawing a crowd of over 102K to Raceway Park in Englishtown, New...
Monday, Apr 22nd
In honor of Earth Day 2019, we’ve put together a list of 10 ways you can be more sustainable in our amazing city of New York. As the first L.E.E.D....
Thursday, Apr 18th
It is no secret that George R.R. Martin is a huge fan of the Grateful Dead. Not only has he been spotted in Mexico during Dead & Company’s Playing in...
Thursday, Mar 28th
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas proudly invites you to our Silent Haus Party happening tomorrow, March 28 at 7pm in the upstairs Roxy Room. This ONE NIGHT ONLY pop-up photo exhibit is an event to raise...
Friday, Mar 22nd
It’s a special thing when you can find the same vibe of Brooklyn Bowl outside of our venue walls. At this year’s Brooklyn Bowl Family Reunion presented by Harley-Davidson, on...
Tuesday, Mar 19th
We’ve teamed up with Pacifico Beer to give one lucky fan the chance to experience Matador! Soul Sounds for an intimate in-studio session viewing at Relix Magazine’s headquarters in New...
Wednesday, Mar 6th
(click calendar to expand) In March 2014, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas opened its doors with one mission in mind; to deliver the best concert experiences possible to the people...
Tuesday, Mar 5th
There’s a reason why Tower of Power remain as one of the most legendary outfits under the soul genre. With over 50 years under their belt, these pioneers have been...
Friday, Feb 22nd
Visit New Orleans during Mardi Gras and you’re bound to run into the lively funk and elaborate costumes of the Mardi Gras Indians, but insiders know that at the helm...
Monday, Feb 4th
This Thursday, February 7, we honor the life and legacy of John Perry Barlow on the year mark of his passing. Barlow was more than just Grateful Dead lyricist, he...
Thursday, Dec 20th
To celebrate the end of such an exciting year in music, we tallied our staff’s top albums of 2018 in the hopes of developing a solid list of the venue’s...
Thursday, Nov 8th
Marc Millman has been covering shows at Brooklyn Bowl since we opened our doors in 2009. On Tuesday, November 13, we’re honored to host him for his 50th Birthday celebration...