Starbucks gives Music City Cares Fund a boost to help Las Vegas shooting victims
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —
Coffee giant Starbucks has joined local efforts to help the victim of the Las Vegas shooting.
The Starbucks Foundation included the "Music City Cares" fund on its mobile app for several days with a button to donate to the organization through each one of it's 9,000 stores nationwide.
The fund was established after the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting on Oct. 1. in which 58 people were killed and 500 others were injured. As of Tuesday, the Las Vegas Sun reported 26 shooting victims were still in critical condition at area hospitals.
So far, donations to the Music City Cares fund have gone towards victims medical bills and helped artists in the country music industry to visit victims. Other nonprofits have been providing mental, physical, emotional and legal support to victims.
Donations are 100 percent tax-deductible. Click here to donate.
Supporters of Music City Cares Fund
- Proceeds from Kings of Leon’s October 5 concert at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
- Proceeds from Nashville Gives Back: A Benefit Concert for Las Vegas October 9 at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge.
- Proceeds from Maren Morris’ new song “Dear Hate,” featuring Vince Gill.
- A generous donation from Chris and Morgane Stapleton.
- Publicity from the Country Music Association and the Visit Music City candlelight vigil on October 2 at Ascend Amphitheater.
Nonprofits receiving money