As the nation begins the healing process and tries to make sense of why the tragic shooting at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas occurred, we want to express our own sorrow. The entire team at Casino Schedule Ease feels a special fellowship with casinos around the country and is proud to be part of the industry. While the massacre touches the life of every American, we feel especially grieved that this took place on the strip where people gather to celebrate birthdays, engagements, anniversaries and other joyful life events. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and the entire city of Las Vegas even though that feels like far too little to offer in the face of such an overwhelming and pointless tragedy.
How You Can Help
If you are experiencing the same feelings of helplessness, there are some actions you can take to positively contribute to the recovery efforts of the victims.
- Many of the victims do not have healthcare, which means that they will be responsible for paying for their medical care. To help with these costs, Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak established a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds. You can visit the site to donate.
- Whether you live in Nevada or other areas of the country, visit your local blood donation center and give blood. Even if your blood doesn’t go directly to the victims of the massacre, you will be helping someone else in need.
- Practice kindness. Events like this can make it easy to feel jaded, but but showing kindness towards yourself and others who are also dealing with their own feelings of pain and confusion can help us reconnect with our humanity and move forward.
We can only hope that this most recent mass shooting will be the last and that Americans won’t have to live in fear.