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MGM donates $3m to Las Vegas shooting victims fund

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Resorts International has pledged $3m to the fund to help the victims of the Las Vegas massacre. With this contribution, the victims' fund has nearly reached $8.5m, getting closer to the $10m current target.

At the time this article was written, almost 65,000 people have donated through the GoFundMe account since it was established early Monday morning.

In addition, the casino operator, which owns the Mandalay Bay Hotel - the resort from where the fatal shots were fired, is also providing lodging, meals, air and ground transportation and grief counselling for victims, their families and first responders.

"There are simply no words to express our grief and outrage over this senseless and horrific attack on our community," said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts.

"Yet in this devastating time, we are inspired. From the heroic stories of victims on the ground who placed the safety of strangers and loved ones before themselves, to the incredible bravery of first responders who rushed in when others were rushing out and who surely lessened the damage, to the knowledge of so many good and incomplete works done by those we lost – we are collectively drawing strength and faith to meet the difficult days ahead.

"With this donation, we hope to make a difference to those who were harmed and those who are left behind.

"We also wish to recognise the awesome contributions of first responders, not just here in Las Vegas but around the US, who give so completely of themselves when disaster strikes. On behalf of our Las Vegas community, I wish to say thank you to our global community who remind us from moment to moment that we are not alone."

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