Fund launched to aid victims of Las Vegas festival shooting

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Non-profit organization the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which raises funds for issues affecting the state, has announced it is establishing a new fund dedicated to helping victims of the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday night. The Music City Cares Fund will put 100 percent of its proceeds raised toward victims’ “immediate and long-term needs.”

“Country music is the heart of Music City,” says foundation president Ellen Lehman. “We are reaching out to country music fans who fell victim to this evil. They must know we care and care deeply. Our prayers are with them.”

The Music City Cares Fund is one of a couple efforts that have been launched following the deadly shooting. Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak has started a GoFundMe, which will provide “relief and financial support to the victims and families.” It has a $3 million goal as of the time of this article, with more than $2.5 million raised.

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