FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2017
LAS VEGAS VICTIMS’ FUND COMMITTEE RELEASES DRAFT PROTOCOL FOR DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS
PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON PROPOSAL FOR FUND DISTRIBUTION TO VICTIMS OF 1 OCTOBER TRAGEDY
LAS VEGAS, NV – The committee of 16 community representatives overseeing the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund has released the draft protocol for distribution of funds to victims of the October 1 tragedy. The committee is encouraging input on the protocol from victims’ families and survivors, as well as members of the Las Vegas community. The draft protocol can be found at lasvegasvictimsfund.org.
Two town hall meetings will be held on Tuesday, November 28 at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Clark County Government Center to provide opportunities for oral comments. Viewers may watch the town hall meetings live on Clark County Television (CCTV) as well as via a live stream at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov and at https://www.youtube.com/ClarkCountyNV/Live. CCTV is available in the Las Vegas area on Channel 4/1004 on Cox cable and on CenturyLink on Channels 4 and 1004 as well as in Laughlin on Channel 14 via Suddenlink. CCTV is available in Boulder City on Channel 4 and in Moapa Valley on Digital Channel 50.3.
Written comments are also welcome at email@example.com or by mail to Las Vegas Victims’ Fund, P.O. Box 551111, Las Vegas, Nevada 89155-1111.
Victims of 1 October please note that the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund is separate from the Nevada Victims of Crime Program. Funds may be available through the Nevada Victims of Crime Program to help victims offset the financial burden of funeral, medical, mental health and other expenses related to the shooting For more information about the Nevada Victims of Crime Program and to complete an application go to: http://voc.nv.gov/VOC/VOC_Home/. Together our community is Vegas Strong as we support those affected by 1 October.
Together our community is Vegas Strong as we support those affected by 1 October.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
WHERE: Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106
For Las Vegas Victims’ Fund:
Howard Stutz – firstname.lastname@example.org (702) 526-1822
About the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund Committee:
The Las Vegas Victims’ Fund (“LVVF”) is a Nevada non-profit corporation which was created to oversee the consolidation and distribution of funds contributed in response to the shootings at the site of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 1, 2017 (“1 October”). One hundred percent of the funds contributed to and distributed by the LVVF will go directly to the families of the decedents and the victims of 1 October. The LVVF is overseen by a committee consisting of 16 individuals representing the Las Vegas community. The committee includes representatives from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, major donors to the LVVF, Catholic Charities, victims’ advocates, mental health professionals, lawyers, the resort industry and charitable organizations, among others. All officers, directors and committee members will serve without compensation and all services necessary for the operation of the LVVF will be contributed free of charge. The committee is being assisted by The Feinberg Group and the National Compassion Fund to adopt the draft protocol pursuant to which claims can made, prioritized, processed and funds distributed. The LVVF’s mission is to quickly, efficiently and fairly distribute the funds that have been, and will be, contributed to assist the victims of 1 October. Once the specific purposes for which the LVVF was created has been accomplished and the fund has been audited, the committee will be dissolved.