On October 1, 2017, 58 people were killed and more than 800 wounded when a shooter opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, making it one of the worst mass shootings in our nation’s history. The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center was created to assist victims of this heinous attack including financial assistance for expenses not covered by insurance.
Anyone who was present during the shooting, regardless of their home state or country is encouraged to should apply for the Nevada Victims of Crime Program by Oct. 1, 2018. Even those who weren’t physically injured in the shooting, or don’t have any eligible expenses now, can apply in case they incur future expenses that may be covered by the program. Mental health experts say it’s not uncommon for survivors of mass violence and trauma to seek counseling months or years after an incident occurred when they become more aware of how they’ve been affected.
To help spread the word about the Vegas Strong program is Kevin Schiller, Assistant County Manager, Clark County, Nevada. Kevin lets listeners know what benefits are available for the shooting victims and the simple process in which they can apply for benefits.
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