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STRIP SHOOTING MASSACRE: How to help; important information

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FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is asking for anyone with videos or photos concerning the shooting to call 1-800-CALLFBI or (800) 225-5324.

Find family and friends

LVMPD and Clark County Coroner’s Office have set up a hotline for family or friends to report a missing loved one connected to this incident. The hotline is only to take reports on missing people. The number is (866) 535-5654. LVMPD also opened up a family reunification center at its headquarters at 400 S. Martin L. King Blvd. in Building B.

Salvation Army Southern Nevada

The Salvation Army Southern Nevada is providing emotional and spiritual care to those affected by the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas.

“Salvation Army Clark County Coordinator Major Randy Kinnamon has mobilized our Southern Nevada corps officers to area hospitals to offer emotional and spiritual care. Social Services Director Phillip Hollon is also working with local first responders to determine other ways in which we can help,” said Lt. Col. Kelly Pontsler, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army’s Southwest Division.

We ask that everyone please pray for the families and friends of those who have lost their lives or were injured, as well as the first responders and Salvation Army officers and employees who are serving and ministering to the community.”

The Salvation Army has officers on-site providing emotional and spiritual support at the two hospitals where the vast majority of victims are being treated: UMC Hospital, which is currently on lockdown, and Sunrise Hospital. There are also Salvation Army officers at Spring Valley Hospital and St. Rose Hospital, where other victims are being treated.

Major Kinnamon reports that there is a tremendous need for life-saving blood donations, and people are encouraged to give at the Labor Health & Welfare Clinic, at 7135 W. Sahara, or any United Blood Services location: unitedbloodservices.org/lv.

The Salvation Army has dispatched a mobile canteen to the United Blood Services location at 6930 W. Charleston Blvd. to provide food and hydration for those waiting in long lines to donate. Mobile canteens are also being considered at other strategic locations in the city.

Needs are also being evaluated at the Thomas and Mack Center, which has be opened up as a shelter.

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Family Assistance Center & Family Reunification Center

The Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner has opened a family assistance center for family members of victims of Sunday night’s shooting on the Las Vegas Strip to gather and provide information to assist with identification of loved ones who may have died in the incident.

The facility is located at the Las Vegas Convention Center Exhibit Hall S-2, which offers more space and accommodation than available at the Coroner’s office.

For more information, click here.

Free Transportation to Blood Centers Offered by United Nissan

United Nissan got the word out earlier today through social media channels that they will gladly furnish free transportation to anyone who wishes to donate blood but lacks the means of transportation to a blood donation center. All it takes is a phone call to United Nissan at 702.207.8000.

Donate blood

Anyone wishing to help is asked to donate blood for the injured victims of the Strip shooting. United Blood Services will start taking donations at 7 a.m. at two locations: 6930 W. Charleston in Las Vegas or 601 Whitney Ranch Drive in Henderson.

Uber said it will provide free rides to and from United Blood Services donor centers at 6930 W. Charleston Blvd. and 601 Whitney Ranch Dr. for those who wish to donate blood. Additionally, free rides will be provided to the following hospitals and family reunification center:

• Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center: 3186 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89109

• University Medical Center: 1800 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102

• Desert Springs Hospital: 2075 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

• Valley Hospital: 620 Shadow Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89106

• UNLV Thomas & Mac Center: 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154

• Family Reunification Center: Metro Headquarters, 400 S. MLK BLVD Building B

Lyft is offering free rides up to $40 to/from the following blood donation centers, hospitals, and relief centers with the code VEGASHOPE:

Blood Donation

• Labor Health & Welfare Clinic: 7135 W Sahara Ave #100, Las Vegas, NV 89117

• United Blood Services: 6930 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89117

• United Blood Services: 4950 W. Craig Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89310

• United Blood Services, Henderson: 601 Whitney Ranch Dr. Bldg. D, Ste 20, Henderson, NV 89014

Hospitals

• Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center: 3186 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89109

• University Medical Center: 1800 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102

• Desert Springs Hospital: 2075 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

• Valley Hospital: 620 Shadow Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89106

Relief Centers

• UNLV Thomas & Mack Center: 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154

• Family Reunification Center: Metro Headquarters, 400 S. MLK BLVD Building B

Lyft's thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones, and Lyft Las Vegas wants to harness our community’s potential in support of those in Las Vegas. Click here to access the code and the list of locations here.

Allegiant assistance

Allegiant Airlines officials will arrange for family members of victims for free travel to Las Vegas. They are also reaccommodating Las Vegas travelers who wish to change their plans this week without change fees.

Their customer care team is reaching out to customers staying at Mandalay Bay or other hotels in the immediate area and reaccommodating to other hotels as needed/desired.

Miracle Flights for families

Las Vegas-based medical flight charity Miracle Flights will provide free commercial airline flights to families of those lost or injured in Sunday's shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Plane tickets will be provided at no cost to the victim's families from anywhere in the country to Las Vegas.

For more information or to speak with a flight coordinator, families can contact Miracle Flights at 800-359-1711.

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Cox provides free access to hotspots throughout Las Vegas Valley

Cox Las Vegas is providing all Valley residents and visitors free access to its nearly 500 outdoor CableWiFi hotspots located in Southern Nevada.

To find a hotspot, use the link www.cox.com/hotspots and type in an address and follow the on-screen instructions. Smart devices should connect automatically.

Free access to the Cox Hotspots is effective immediately through Oct. 10 during the response to this community tragedy.

AT&T 'Text to Donate'

In the wake of the tragic event on Sunday night, AT&T and other wireless customers now have a new way to lend a hand.

AT&T worked with the University Medical Center Foundation (UMCF) to establish a text to donate option for wireless customers, both from AT&T and other providers, to text “VEGAS” to 50555 to donate $10 to UMCF. 100-percent of the donations go directly towards Nevada’s only Level 1 Trauma Center to support their treatment of patients in need. The text campaign is live for Sprint and T-Mobile customers, as well.

Care packages for local nurses and doctors

EHB Companies and the Israeli American Council are assembling care packages and delivering them to nurses and doctors at UMC, Sunrise Hospital, and Spring Valley Hospital. Packages include gift cards, personal items, snack food, and chocolate/confections.

Deliveries will begin at 2 p.m. EHB's Clubhouse is located at 9119 Alta Drive. You can also call 702-334-4075.

Car washes and detailing

For the heroes who got their hands dirty, one local car wash is offering to take their "turn" and help with the clean-up.

Green Valley Car Wash, located at 4625 East Sunset Road in Henderson, is offering complimentary car washes and detail service for emergency vehicles and civilian first responder vehicles.

FAITH SERVICES AND VIGILS/MEMORIALS (UPDATED)

  • PIONEER PARK IN PANACA, NEV. - Everyone is invited to a candlelight vigil for the victims and families of the Route 91 shooting. Please come to Pioneer Park in Panaca, Nev. on Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. From Panaca, go north on Fifth Street, three and a half blocks

Nevada Oral & Facial Surgery - Donates Facial Surgery Services to the Route 91 Victims

"The love and support Las Vegas has shown during this heartbreaking time make us proud to be a part of Las Vegas". Since 1999, Nevada Oral and Facial Surgery’s motto has been “transforming lives daily.” We have cared for Las Vegas in all forms of facial reconstruction and we offer our services to all victims who have suffered any type of facial trauma at no charge.

We would be honored to help the victims of the Route 91 tragedy whose lives changed on October 1, 2017. Please call our office at 702-360-8918 to schedule a time with our doctors. Nevada Oral and Facial Surgery is here for you.

Smith's Food & Drug holding "Vegas Strong" Fundraiser

All Smith’s Food & Drug stores in Southern Nevada will be asking each customer to “round it up” at the cash register to help with medical expenses of those injured in the Las Vegas Mass Shooting.

All donations will be given to local hospital foundations to assist the patients they are serving. The fundraiser ends Monday, October 9, flyer attached.

In addition, Smith’s donated 21 pallets of needed food donations to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to provide meals for officers during their 12-hour shifts (water, Gatorade, potato chips, granola bars, breakfast bars, protein bars, trail mix, etc.).

The company has also partnered with the Ronald McDonald House of Southern Nevada, preparing 2,000 lunches for University Medical Center and Sunrise Hospital.


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