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Festival staff who saved lives during mass shooting now need help

Posted at 11:30 PM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-06 12:23:24-04

People working the Route 91 Festival worked to save the lives during the shooting. Now they're in need of help. 

A group of Route 91 service workers have been meeting with their co-workers for emotional support in the days since the shooting happened. 

"A lot of people need that right now," said Bryan Caudill, the beverage manager of the festival. 

Caudill said during the shooting, staff members helped festival goers evacuate the festival grounds. One bartender pulled her barback to safety after he'd been shot. 

During the chaos, Caudill said some of their tip money was stolen. 

"At that point, people are obviously going to have a lapse in judgement and do things that arent right," Caudill said. 

To make matters worse, some of the employees left important personal documents in the venue and have been unable to retrieve them. Without the documents, they've been unable to work in the days after the shooting. 

A fundraiser has been set up to help staff with the lost wages and to help cover the cost of medical expenses. It can be found here.