Mike Tyson, the Chainsmokers and More Are Donating Tens of Thousands to Las Vegas Victims
Mike Tyson, musicians the Chainsmokers and country act Florida Georgia Line are among the celebrities that have donated to the victims of the Sunday night Las Vegas massacre, the most deadly mass shooting in U.S. history.
Tyson’s representative confirmed he donated $10,000 to a GoFundMe launched by Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak and County Sheriff Joe Lombardo. The page, which went live on Monday, currently has raised more than $3.3 million.
Music groups like the country duo Florida Georgia Line and the Chainsmokers also confirmed they donated $10,000 to the GoFundMe. The artists also used Instagram to urge fans to donate themselves.
Other celebrities who seem to have donated to the GoFundMe include Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Kid Rock, both with $10,000, Today Show host Hoda Kotb with $1,000, and Hangover star Ken Jeong. Representatives for each, though, did not respond to multiple requests for confirmation.
A number of organizations gave larger donations to the shooting victims. The Oakland Raiders (which are expected to move to Las Vegas) and the NFL announced they would each donate $50,000 to Sisolak’s GoFundMe. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and everyone impacted by this heartbreaking event,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the organization would give $1 million to the families of those affected by the shooting. Station Casinos LLC, which dominates the local casino market in Las Vegas, also committed $1 million to those affected, vice president Lori Nelson told to Money.
Countless other celebrities urged fans to take action through donating blood or money to the victims of the tragic massacre, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ellen DeGeneres and Jennifer Lopez.
“Tell your Congress people to do something,” comedian Jimmy Kimmel said on his show Monday night. “It’s not enough to send your love and prayers.”