GoFundMe for Las Vegas victims raises over $3M in 24 hours

GoFundMe for Las Vegas victims raises over $3M in 24 hours

"We were fortunate enough to be in a position where we had blood on hand and were able to send those units out to help".

FYI: Be sure to check out the rules around donating blood before you go. People have been rushing to donate blood, but it's not just something that's needed at a moment of crisis. "We'll have plenty of bags available", she said at a press conference this afternoon.

Gov. Brian Sandoval thanked paramedics and first responders and described the scene as "a warzone".

More than 200 people were injured.

Residents of Las Vegas have come together to aid the victims of the worst mass shooting in modern American history, answering the call to donate blood and helping in any way they can.

"I'm in line at United Blood Services on Whitney Ranch right now", Kelsey Gunther said on Twitter Monday. "We had some resource issues associated with the Laborer's medical clinic".

Pam Rascon of the Shepeard Blood Center says the locations in Augusta, Evans, and Aiken have seen spikes in donors, going from about 20 to 40 on Monday alone. But Las Vegas officials have set up just one official verified GoFundme to help the victims.

Before you donate to an organization, you can verify its background through a charity monitoring organization like GiveWell, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, or the Better Business Bureau.

Las Vegas residents are stepping up to help victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history.

Stephen Paddock, 64, was named by police as the gunman who committed the massacre byopening fire on a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip from a 32nd-floor hotel room on Sunday. He killed 59 people and wounded over 500 more before taking his own life. Jake Owen, another country singer who was on stage at the time, told CNN that it was like "shooting fish in a barrel" from where he was.

South Georgians wanting to help those victims from thousands of miles away can too.

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