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Attorney takes charge of distributing money to help 1 October mass shooting victims

Posted at 3:44 PM, Oct 10, 2017

Clark County officials announced on Tuesday that Attorney Kenneth R. Feinberg will lead the community efforts to distribute the money from the Las Vegas Victims' Fund.

The funds were raised through a GoFundMe page established by County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak and Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo. 84,000 people and business donated more than $10.4 million to help those affected by the 1 October mass shooting.

Feinberg served as the Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, and also helped administer funds for victims of the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando and for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

The National Center for Victims of Crime will also provide outreach to impacted victims through their National Compassion fund program. The NCVC is a nonprofit that advocates for victims and their families, and assists them in the aftermath of mass shootings. So far they've helped raise nearly $700,000 for victims of the 1 October shooting.

Clark County officials say that the next step is to create a diverse committee of community leaders who will be responsible for creating a model to distribute the money from the Las Vegas Victims' Fund. The process for identifying committee members has yet to be determined.

Anyone who wishes to donate to help the victims of the 1 October mass shooting can find more information at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov.