One October: Vegas Strong

Today is a solemn one for Las Vegas as it marks the 2-year mark when gunman Stephen Paddock (age 59) acted alone and opened fire at a Route 91 music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. 

This heartbreaking mass shooting ended 59 innocent lives and wounded over 422 others. The total amount hurt by this tragedy was over 900 and of course left thousands of people emotionally scarred for the rest of their life.  A year after the shooting Clark County Government Center honored the 58 victims by placing a cross with photographs, signatures and their names to remember the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. History.  Still two years later there are survivors who cannot get back to work yet suffering from injuries, waiting for surgeries, etc. We have widows still mourning and children without parents, single parents now raising children on their own. It’s almost impossible for these people to move on and find their new normal. Below are a few charity event’s that honor Vegas Strong, Victim funds and first responders.

Never forget and join us at one of the event’s below:

Memorial Blood Drive
Oct. 1 – 8:00 – 5: p.m.
October Memorial Blood Drive, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the UMC Delta Point Building, 901 Rancho Lane in Las Vegas
Keep #VegasStronger by donating blood on Tuesday October 1 at the UMC 1.


Las Vegas Community Healing Garden Ceremony
Oct. 1 in downtown Las Vegas - 1015 S. Casino Center Blvd.
The names of the 58 victims will be read out loud at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, located downtown. Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman will announce each name and a candle will be lit in remembrance for each person we lost as a result of the attack at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. The reading will begin at 10:05 p.m.

Fremont Street Remembrance Ceremony
10 p.m. Oct. 1 Fremont Street
Everyone is welcome to the Fremont Street Experience to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of 1October.  At 10:00 p.m. all the three stages will be going dark and a special message will be displayed to honor those victims who tragically lost their lives.