LAS VEGAS, NV, OCTOBER 3, 2017 — The thoughts and deepest sympathies of the American Red Cross family are with all those affected by Sunday night’s tragic shooting in Las Vegas. The Red Cross is on the ground working in close coordination with emergency officials to provide comfort and support.
Frequently asked questions about the Red Cross response:
Where do I go to get help?
The Red Cross is offering emotional and spiritual care at a joint agency family assistance center at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This center serves loved ones struggling to come to terms with this tragedy.
What does the Red Cross need?
We recognize that people want to help. At this time, the Red Cross has all the supplies it needs to support the families, including food and water. We are asking that in-kind donations be taken to Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, 1501 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, NV or to 3Square Food Bank, 4190 North Pecos Road, Las Vegas, NV.
How do I donate blood?
Anyone interested in donating blood should visit redcrossblood.org to find a local Red Cross blood drive or call 1-800-448-3543 to schedule an appointment.
NOTE: Potential blood donors should note that blood being used today was collected prior to the shooting that occurred on Sunday. Donations made today will be put in the blood collection and supply system for distribution as needed.
Red Cross blood drives scheduled this week are as follows:
I’m upset but I don’t want to go to the family assistance center. How do I get counseling and support?
Contact the American Red Cross Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746. Counselors are available around-the-clock to provide help with the recovery process.
I’d like to volunteer with the Red Cross. What should I do?
The Red Cross has enough volunteers to handle this event. However, we encourage people who would like to help in their local community in the future to become Red Cross volunteers by going to redcross.org and clicking on “volunteer.”
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.