A GoFundMe campaign to benefit the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, set up by a Clark County official, has raised more than $1 million.
Set up by Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas, the funds will be used to support victims and families of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. As of 2 p.m. PT, the campaign had raised more than $1,110,000.
“We are raising funds to assist the victims of the tragic Las Vegas shooting. I spent last night with Sheriff Lombardo at Clark County’s only level-one trauma center,” Sisolak wrote on the fundraiser page. “Funds will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting.”
“I’m overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the Las Vegas community & beyond. We need more donations, every penny will be put to use,” Sisolak wrote on Twitter.
Officials also called on people in the area to donate blood to support the hundreds of people injured in the shooting, many of whom will need surgery.
“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 Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department wrote on Twitter.
If you would like to donate blood for the injured victims of the Strip shooting visit the Labor Health & Welfare Clinic, 7135 W. Sahara.
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 2, 2017
Lines at blood donation centers in Nevada were long, with some waiting up to five hours, according to ABC News. A spokesperson for United Blood Services advised that those looking to donate schedule appointments in coming days and weeks, to prevent a potential depletion of supply down the line.
“We could face a shortfall in the weeks and months to come so we are really asking folks to make an appointment so that we can ensure that we are being good stewards of the gift that these donors are giving,” Julie Scott told ABC News.
The City of Las Vegas also shared information about the Family Reunification Center on Twitter, which provides information for those concerned about loved ones in the area.
— City of Las Vegas (@CityOfLasVegas) October 2, 2017