Route 91 Victim Funds Cannot Cover All Affected

The funds will be delivered to victims based on a three-tier category system.

By Admin on January 2, 2018
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The Las Vegas Victims Fund has been raising money in order to help those affected by the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting. Although over $20 million has been raised, the fund committee announced that not all those affected by the shooting will be able to receive the money.

Scott Nielson, chairman of the Las Vegas Victims Fund Committee, said:

“The overwhelming number of victims prevents us from providing individual monetary payments to those suffering psychological trauma, though we are committed to identifying mental health services to assist this critical segment of the survivor population.

“It is our desire to recognize and honor all of those whose lives have been forever altered as a result of the horrific events of 1 October, and we recognize the incredible needs of those experiencing psychological trauma.”

The benefits from the fund will be delivered to individuals based on a three-tier category system. According to the Boot: “The first tier includes deaths and permanent brain damage or paralysis; the second covers people who were hospitalized due to the shooting; and the third tier will encompass those who received medical attention that was either emergency or outpatient.”

In order to help as many victims as possible, the committee is accepting donations until the end of January.

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