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Vigils, prayer services in Las Vegas to remember mass shooting victims

Companies pledge money, extend offers
Posted at 9:27 AM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 19:17:34-04

The people of Las Vegas are responding in a big way to the mass shooting on Sunday night that killed dozens of people.

People have been lining up at United Blood Services to donate blood to anyone who might need it.

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In addition, people have already donated more than $3 million to a GoFundMe page that has been established to help the victims.

Zappos is matching donations, up to $1 million, to help support victims and their families. Please visit Zappos.com/support to learn more.

Station Casinos announced that it has committed $1 million to support those impacted by the mass shooting. The company is also offering free hotel rooms to the victims' families traveling to Las Vegas by emailing reservationrequest@stationcasinos.com.

MGM Resorts Foundation is donating $3 million to victims of the Las Vegas shooting, in addition to efforts to provide support to victims, families and first responders.

E?S Fitness, a health club with eight locations in Las Vegas, set up a GoFundMe page to help the victims of the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Additionally, E?S Fitness will match up to $10,000 in donations made. One hundred percent of the funds raised will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and their families.

People have also been calling 13 Action News, offering to do whatever they can to help anyone who has been affected. Offers include providing pizza to first responders.

Port of Subs is offering free meals and food to first responders through Oct. 8 at their 39 locations in Southern Nevada. They are also driving around town delivering food to hospitals (Spring Valley, UMC, Sunrise) and bringing free food to those who are donating at any of the United Blood Services locations Monday.

El Cortez is offering a free meal at Siegel's 1941 to all first responders and hospital workers in wake of last night's tragedy. With proof of employment, the complimentary meal will be available now through Oct. 8.

Burgerim is offering 50 percent off for all on-duty police officers, firefighters and paramedics.

Green Valley Car Wash is offering to wash the personal or work vehicle of first responders. They are located on East Sunset Road in Henderson.

The Las Vegas police Northwest Area Command is holding a candlelight vigil at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain Crest Park near Durango Drive and Lone Mountain Road. This will be held in lieu of National Night Out, which was scheduled for the same time and place. The prayer vigil is open to the public. Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown, Ward 4 Councilman Stavros S. Anthony, Ward 6 Councilwoman Michele Fiore and faith leaders from the northwest area will be in attendance.

The Las Vegas police Bolden Area Command is holding a vigil and commemoration of life at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 J Street, at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Zak Bagans is holding a candlelight vigil at The Haunted Museum, 600 E. Charleston Boulevard, at 7 p.m. Tuesday to honor the victims of the shooting.

Several local churches and houses of worship are also stepping up to show their support for the local community:

- Christ Church Episcopal will have a vigil Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the church, 2000 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89104. There will be a service of Holy Eucharist in response to the mass shooting. The Rt. Rev. Dan T. Edwards, Tenth Bishop of Nevada will be presiding. The Rev. J. Barry Vaughn, Ph.D., Rector, Christ Church Episcopal and Sanford Akselrad, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Ner Tamid will assist.
- Unity Church of Las Vegas will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for community members seeking prayer.

Valley Bible Fellowship near Sahara Avenue and Valley View Boulevard is also accepting donations and providing food and water to anyone affected by the shooting. They are also offering rides.

If you would like to submit information about a vigil or service, send an email to webmaster@ktnv.com.