Deadliest Mass Shooting In US History..

The last weekend of September happened to be a full weekend of festivals in the Las Vegas Valley....(VegFest, Pure Aloha, Great American Foodie Fest and etc.)

On October 1st, 2017 around 10pm I received a notification from FOX 5 BREAKING NEWS! regarding an active shooter who shot continuous amount of rounds from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino towards the Route 91 Harvest Festival with 22,000 attendees. I kept watching to get more information of streets being closed down, traffic being redirected and emergency personnel/ law enforcement trying to get through to the scene. Facebook posts filled my timeline with graphic footage. I was constantly checking back on the status of this ongoing investigation as well as downloading 5-0 Police Scanner App. for MORE details. I couldn't sleep, and even if i did slept for 2-3 hours at most.. I still felt awake and scared. I went to sleep with a number of injured and dead victims. Woke up with the number still increasingly growing..so far, 500+ injured & 58+ dead.

Our hospitals are full and medical/emergency personnel are trying their best. If you see these people please thank them. They are putting their life on the line and doing their best to provide care in such a difficult time.

With that being said, hospitals are requesting blood donation. Our lines are long but NOT LONG ENOUGH!! If you live in the Las Vegas area, please take the time to donate blood for the community. We must come together, this is the most horrific unfortunate event to hit Las Vegas (My home).

 Pls check local listings. Here is how you can help..

Blood Donations

AMERICAN RED CROSS:

Ernest May Elementary School 6350 W Washburn Rd Las Vegas, NV 89130 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM [local time]

SpringHill Suites Las Vegas Convention Center 2989 Paradise Road Las Vegas, NV 89109 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM [local time]

Labor Health & Welfare 7135 West Sahara LV, NV 89117

UNITED BLOOD SERVICE:

Carson City United Blood Services 256 E. Winnie Lane Carson City, NV  89706 (775) 887-9111

Henderson United Blood Services 601 Whitney Ranch Dr. Bldg. D, Ste 20 Henderson, NV  89014 (702) 434-1838

United Blood Services 601 Whitney Ranch Dr. Opens at 7am

Las Vegas United Blood Services 4950 W. Craig Rd. Las Vegas, NV  89130 (702) 645-3600

United Blood Services 6930 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV  89117 (702) 228-4483

Reno United Blood Services 1125 Terminal Way Reno, NV  89502 (775) 324-6454

Sparks United Blood Services 4670 Sparks Blvd, Suite 100 Sparks, NV  89436 (775) 354-2929

Donation Funds

GoFundMe created by @SteveSisolak for those affected inLV shooting. https://t.co/thS4G4ARle

Zappos is matching one million dollars in donations. Zappos.com/support

Donation to Red Cross, Personal GoFundMe accounts, local organizations.

Find Loved Ones

Call 1-800-535-5654

Family Reunification Centers

Metro Headquarters @ 400 S. Mlk Blvd. Building B Thomas & Mack Center @ UNLV

Drop off Donations

Sierra Vista & John Brown (non-perishable)

Wish there was more we can do, but prayers and type O negative/positive blood is what is needed the most at the moment. Please have a safe rest of your day. <3 :(

#PrayForLasVegas

Xo, Risha