NFL, Oakland Raiders, Vegas Golden Knights Offer Support to Las Vegas Victims’ Fund

NFL Foundation will match the Raiders’ $50,000 donation following Sunday’s shooting massacre

Last Updated: October 2, 2017 @ 2:33 PM

The National Football League, the Oakland Raiders and the Vegas Golden Knights are offering support to the victims’ families and survivors of Sunday’s shooting massacre in Las Vegas.

In a statement Monday, the league announced that the NFL Foundation will match the Raiders’ $50,000 donation to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.

Clark County Commissioner Chair Steve Sisolak started the fundraiser to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the mass shooting. Fans can donate here.

The NFL Foundation will contribute an additional $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with blood drives and other relief efforts in Las Vegas.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and everyone impacted by this heartbreaking event,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “We are grateful for the first responders who bravely helped those in need.”

The City of Las Vegas encourages individuals to donate blood with United Blood Services at 6930 W. Charleston or 601 Whitney Ranch Dr. in Henderson. Those looking for loved ones should call 1-866-535-5654.

The NFL also encourages fans to download the Red Cross Blood App to make an appointment and to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients wherever and whenever the need arise.

Also, the newest NHL team, the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation will be making a significant donation towards relief efforts. Specifics of the donation along with additional fundraising, events, in-arena recognition, player involvement and awareness initiatives will be announced at a later date, according to a team statement. Golden Knights players will be making appearances in the community to show support for first responders and victims beginning Tuesday.

“We extend our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families and all those affected by the tragic events that took place on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night,” the team said in a statement. “We are grateful for our city’s brave first responders, law enforcement and medical personnel and the courage they demonstrated under unimaginable circumstances. We join in our city’s mourning and offer our full support to the people of Las Vegas to help grieve, heal and persevere.”

Police say that Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel at the crowd of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on Sunday night. At least 58 people have died, and more than 500 others are injured. Paddock is dead from what police believe is a self-inflicted gunshot wound.