To aid in the healing process by providing financial assistance for basic needs of the survivors of Route 91, the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center will now begin offering financial assistance to survivors of 1 October on an application basis.
With this new service, survivors can qualify for assistance of up to $500, twice in any 12 consecutive months period, up to four times in their lifetime. This resource comes as the survivor-created nonprofit, Route91Strong, is dissolving to spend time on its own recovery. The group has diligently coordinated with the Resiliency Center to ensure that survivors are not left with a gap in financial assistance.
“The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center is pleased to provide this new service to ease the financial burden for survivors,” said Tennille Pereira, director of the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center. “Through this rapid response, temporary assistance program, we can help with rent and utilities while survivors heal on their own timeline.”
Since its inception on Oct. 20, 2017, Route91Strong served over 150 survivor family members affected by 1 October by delivering more than $220,000 in financial assistance to cover utilities, groceries, transportation, rent and moving assistance. The group will donate the remainder of its funds to the Resiliency Center for survivors.
“Route91Strong has provided much needed support to survivors, and we are proud to see the Resiliency Center carry this mission forward,” said Lisa Fine, executive director of Route91Strong and 1 October survivor.
All disbursements from the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center are independent of the crime victim funds established in the states.
To learn more, visit: vegasstrongrc.org/financial-assistance.
To donate to the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center Financial Assistance Disbursement Fund, mail a check to Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, with “Resiliency Center/Victim Assistance” noted in the memo line, 725 E. Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104. All donations to the Financial Assistance Disbursement Fund will go to the survivors. No processing or administrative fees are charged and gifts made to a survivor fund are considered tax deductible.
The Resiliency Center is located at 1524 Pinto Lane in Las Vegas. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday−Friday except for holidays. For information, call 702-455-2433 (AIDE) or toll-free at 833-299-2433, and by email at: [email protected]. Its website address is VegasStrongRC.org.