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Blood donations and Go Fund Me: Communities come together in wake of Vegas massacre

Medics treat the wounded as Las Vegas police respond during an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Stirp in Las Vegas Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Multiple victims were being transported to hospitals after a shooting late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

LAS VEGAS - The community is coming together in the wake of the massacre that took place on October 1 on the Las Vegas strip, where more than 50 people were killed in an act of domestic terrorism.

Hundreds of people have turned out to donate blood for those victims in need.

Two blood drives are underway after the city's mayor asked for donations earlier on Monday.

Officials say that so many people are coming out to help that it's a 5-8 hour wait to donate blood.

Meanwhile, a Go Fund Me page to help support the victims of the shooting has already surpassed it's initial goal by raising $1.2 million.

The new goal is to raise $2 million to assist victims and their families with finances.


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