This is what companies and civilians are doing to help after the Las Vegas deadly shooting.
By Dwight V. Thomas, tech entrepreneur and retired businessman living in Dallas.
64-year-old Stephen Paddock fired towards a 22,000 people attending a Las Vegas country music festival on Sunday from a high floor in a hotel.
He killed 59 people and injured 520 others.
Immediately, people and companies all over the world and the U.S. acted on seeing how they could solve the crisis that had invaded one of the most exciting cities in the United States.
What are startups doing to help?
Zappos, the online shoe and clothing shop donated -and is encouraging others to do so- one million dollars to CrowdRise, a fundraising website for personal causes.
Uber is helping the best way it can: by giving free rides to hospitals and family reunifications centers, while Lyft helps by giving free rides up to 40 dollars in the same transportation zones.
GoFundMe, another crowdfunding website, is raising money for people and campaigns to “provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting”, as minimum donation starts at 5 dollars.
And what about big corporations?
The National Compassion Fund is also gathering funds for victims while the Labor Health & Welfare Clinic and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department are continuously updating their Twitter feed with locations and help-spots.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) stated through a spokesperson it will donate one million dollars to victims and families, while an event of the company (UFC 216) will take place this Saturday will be dedicated to the city and its people.
If you find yourself living in another part of the world, GoFundMe or CrowdRise are a great way of helping.
Also follow the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Twitter for more specific information.