An online fundraising campaign for victims of the Las Vegas shooting has raised more than $2.5 million.
The GoFundMe page goal was initially $2 million (and later increased to $3M late Monday night) — and donations started to pour in after Steve Sisolak, chairman of the Clark County, Nevada, Board of County Commissioners, which includes Las Vegas, started the fund Monday. Donors contributed more than $2.56 million as of 11:25 p.m. ET.
“I’m overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the Las Vegas community & beyond. We need more donations, every penny will be put to use,” Sisolak said in a post on Twitter.
Sisolak, who said he started the fund with Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, pledged the first $10,000, he said on Twitter.
Las Vegas, in Clark County, is governed by a seven-member County Commission that is elected from geographic districts on a partisan basis for staggered four-year terms, according to the website.
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