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One October: Thousands of letters and art from around the world on display in City Hall

More than 5,000 pieces of mail were sent from around the world to the City of Las Vegas in support of the '1 October' victims. Some pieces are on display now at City Hall. (Faith Jessie | KSNV)

With Las Vegas still healing from the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history on Oct. 1, a touching tribute is being put in place to honor the victims.

Days after the news broke that 58 people were gunned down at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, love from around the world poured in.

The City of Las Vegas received more than 5,000 pieces of mail from those showing their support. A portion of them is on display now on the second floor of City Hall.

The art and cards were arranged by local artist JK Russ into a larger piece of art bringing them all together. Part of this move was sparked by a campaign called Hearts for Vegas, created by the city of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs.

The director of the office tells us the mail started pouring in long before the campaign even launched.

"We started getting stuff immediately. That very first week, we got phone calls and notes and books. The U.S. Embassy to France has sent us beautiful pieces, that's one of the items here is this gorgeous book where everyone wrote a note to the city," said Ally Haynes-Hamblen, Director of the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs. “It’s quite substantial and it’s been overwhelming in the best way because it’s really been, I think wonderful and powerful for all of us in the city staff to see just how much love and support there is for Las Vegas."

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman says the display will remain here until the end of the year. In January, they'll start rotating the display to other city buildings.

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