Latter-day Saints in the Las Vegas area recoiled in horror Sunday after learning their city had become the site of the most deadly shooting spree in U.S. history.
Their second response? Let’s get busy and help.
Just hours after the tragedy, Mormons across Nevada’s Clark County and beyond were mobilizing to do all they could to offer relief and a bit of hope to shooting victims, their families, first responders and hospital workers.
The Church members who spoke to the Church News were hesitant to draw attention to themselves. Their ongoing efforts, they said, are simply part of a much larger, unified relief effort that’s come to define Las Vegas in the hours and days following the shooting.
“There have been so many people stepping forward to help all across Las Vegas,” said Dee Moody.
On the morning after the shooting, Moody was perusing social media and found a request for non-perishable food items at the local Ronald McDonald House. The charitable organization was delivering sack lunches to shooting victims and their loved ones at area hospitals. They needed food immediately.
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