The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee established the Music Cares Fund on Monday (Oct. 2) to raise money for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting that left more than 50 people dead and 500 injured.
On Sunday, the final night of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino into the crowd of roughly 22,000 people below. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has worked frequently with the country music community in the past and will donate all proceeds to the victims of the shooting.
“Country music is the heart of Music City,” said the foundation’s president Ellen Lehman. “We are reaching out to country music fans who fell victim to this evil. They must know we care and care deeply. Our prayers are with them.”