The Las Vegas Victims' Fund committee has extended the comment period on the draft protocol for distribution of funds donated to benefit those most severely impacted by the October 1 tragedy. The deadline was extended to 10 a.m. on Monday, December 11 in response to the request of victims' families and survivors.
"The committee is appreciative of the comments received thus far from many interested parties and it's important to us that as many voices as possible be heard," said Scott Nielson, chairman of the Las Vegas Victims' Fund committee.
The committee of 17 community representatives is still seeking written comments, which can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Las Vegas Victims' Fund, P.O. Box 551111, Las Vegas, Nevada 89155-1111 until the end of the comment period on December 11.
Donations also may be made by going to lasvegasvictimsfund.org.
Victims of 1 October please note that the Las Vegas Victims' Fund is separate from the Nevada Victims of Crime Program. Funds may be available through the Nevada Victims of Crime Program to help victims offset the financial burden of funeral, medical, mental health and other expenses related to the shooting. For more information about the Nevada Victims of Crime Program, and to complete an application, go to: http://voc.nv.gov/VOC/VOC_Home/.
Together our community is #VegasStrong as we support those affected by 1 October.
For Las Vegas Victims' Fund:
Howard Stutz – email@example.com (702) 526-1822
About the Las Vegas Victims' Fund Committee:
The Las Vegas Victims' Fund ("LVVF") is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation which was created to oversee the consolidation and distribution of funds contributed in response to the shootings at the site of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 1, 2017 ("1 October"). One hundred percent of the funds contributed to and distributed by the LVVF will go directly to the families of the decedents and the victims of 1 October. The LVVF is overseen by a committee consisting of 17 individuals representing the Las Vegas community. The committee includes representatives from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Clark County, major donors to the LVVF, UNLV, Catholic Charities, victims' advocates, mental health professionals, lawyers, the resort industry and charitable organizations, among others. All officers, directors and committee members serve without compensation and all services necessary for the operation of the LVVF will be contributed free of charge. The committee is being assisted by The Feinberg Group and the National Center for Victims of Crime to adopt the draft protocol pursuant to which claims can made, prioritized, processed and funds distributed. The LVVF's mission is to distribute the funds that have been, and will be, contributed to assist the victims of 1 October in a transparent, equitable and expeditious manner.