This past Sunday was met with tragedy as a gunman tore through a crowd of 22,000 civilians during a Las Vegas concert.
The act of terror has left 59 people dead with hundreds injured and over 30 still in critical condition. A U.S Veteran, a nurse, and a mom of four are amongst the many who lost their life that day.
Now the deadliest mass shooting in American history just after last year’s Orlando shooting, the question on everyones mind is “why?”
With natural disasters seemingly in the process of destroying the world, why is it that we must contribute to the destruction? With Puerto Rico currently in shambles things seem to just be getting worse.
As Vegas struggles to get back on its feet, many families are left broken after Sunday’s attack. A victim count of over 500 leaves many with expenses that no one could have foreseen.
In the wake of all this madness a few celebrities have proven that they do hear the people’s cries and want to help.
NFL & Oakland Raiders
— NFL345 (@NFL345) October 2, 2017
The future Vegas team has pledged to donate $50,000 to the Vegas victim relief fund.
The NFL foundation in support of the Oakland Raiders promised to match the $50,000 donation as well as giving another $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with blood drives and other relief efforts in Vegas.
We are saddened by this senseless act of violence and offer heartfelt condolences to all those affected. pic.twitter.com/KzsqqXRZ1y
— UFC (@ufc) October 2, 2017
UFC President Dana White will be donating $1 million to the families of Sunday’s shooting. The Vegas-based company has had a presence in the city for many years, and promises to help in its time of need.
Joe Rogan has also showed his support promising to donate 100% of his proceeds from his Friday show to the relief fund.
Pop-EDM duo The Chainsmokers have pledged $10,000 to victim relief while also sending out a heartfelt statement on their Instagram.
The band urges everyone to donate to the GoFundMe and to keep the Vegas victims in their prayers.
It is beyond time for our country, and the world, to unite and do whatever we can to stop all this madness.
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) October 2, 2017
Kid Rock has donated $10,000 to the victim relief fund. The country star has a huge history in Vegas, performing there regularly.
LAS VEGAS VICTIMS' FUND https://t.co/xPc38CW1ij
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) October 2, 2017
The retired boxer has also given $10,000 to victim relief. Boxing is deeply rooted in Vegas and in turn, so is Mike Tyson.
He posted the link to the GoFundMe account on his Twitter urging fans to contribute whatever they could.
Praying for all the innocent victims and their families in Las Vegas – Céline xx… #LasVegas
— Celine Dion (@celinedion) October 2, 2017
On Tuesday evening during her show at Caesars Palace the singer paid tribute to all the lives lost on Sunday night.
She announced that she would be donating all proceeds from the show to the families who lost loved ones during the shooting.
“On Sunday we lost too many beautiful, innocent souls, and so many are still suffering, but tonight we’re going to let these families know that we are supporting them and that we will help them through their tragic loss,”
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) October 3, 2017
During his late night talk show an emotional Jimmy Kimmel spoke about the incident that took the country by surprise.
Instead of being another celebrity to send out their ‘thoughts and prayers’ and move on, Kimmel decided to be proactive.
He presented a list of politicians who voted for looser gun laws, Kimmel urged everyone who cares to call their local congressmen and use their voice for change.
If anyone would like to donate to the families and friends of victims during Sunday night’s shooting you can donate to this GoFundMe page.
The account has already raised over $8 million and will soon reach its goal in relief for the victims.