The recent mass shooting in Las Vegas has left the country reeling and, frankly, divided in how to respond to the tragedy. One thing that we can all agree on is that whenever these tragedies occur, there are heroes who emerge to do the right thing in the face of terror.
It's common in times like these to not know what to do. There's a Fred Rogers quote that often circulates in the wake of mass shootings:
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping. To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.
So that's what we're looking to do.
1. The top post on reddit - "This man took a bullet while protecting my sister from the gunfire in Vegas."
2. From reddit - "This is Jonathan Smith. He saved 30 people from the Vegas shooting last night before he was shot in the neck."
You can help support Jonathan's recovery through a GoFundMe set up in his name.
3. Reality star Chet Cannon took to Twitter to share the faces and stories of the shooting's heroes, like Kurt Fowler.
You can support Kurt Fowler's recovery through a GoFundMe.
4. Sonny Melton
5. Lindsay Padgett
6. Mark McCurdy
7. Taylor Winston and Jenn Lewis
8. Steve Keys
9. From reddit - "Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas this morning."
10. From reddit - The hundreds of people who showed up to donate blood
If you would like to add your own support to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, you can donate to the Las Vegas Victims' Fund GoFundMe campaign.