We're all still reeling from the news of the mass shooting in Las Vegas that occurred on the night of October 1. At least 58 people were killed and more than 500 were injured, making it the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. As we learn more information, many people are feeling helpless and wondering what they can do to help those who have been affected.
We've compiled a list of four things you can do right now to help those in need.
In the wake of a tragedy, it's natural to ask: What can I do?
via: GettyIt's difficult to see our fellow humans suffering and in pain, but it can sometimes feel overwhelming trying to figure out what specific, concrete things you can do to help the situation. Here's where you can start:
1. Make an appointment to donate blood.
If you would like to donate blood for the injured victims of the Strip shooting visit the Labor Health & Welfare Clinic, 7135 W. Sahara.— LVMPD (@LVMPD)1506942270.0
2. Donate money.
via: ShutterstockIf you'd like to donate funds to the organizations helping the victims of the shooting, the Red Cross is a good place to start. You can easily donate online. Keep an eye peeled GoFundMe campaigns as well, as there are sure to be several set up in the next few days with a variety of goals. You can also donate to Everytown for Gun Safety, an organization dedicated to ending gun violence in America.
3. Contact your elected representatives.
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4. Be responsible with your social media posts.
via: GettyAs this story is still developing, there are already a number of hoaxes going around regarding the shooting. Do your due diligence to ensure you're not spreading faulty or incomplete information. This is yet another way that you can be part of the solution.