On October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on 22,000 country music fans attending the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the final night of the concert, when Jason Aldean took the stage. At 10:05 p.m., gunfire erupted from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel onto concertgoers in the festival.
15 minutes. Over 1,100 rounds fired. 58 passed and thousands were injured, in what is now known as the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. History. 87 children lost a parent that night. Approximately 70% of those children, were under the age of 21.
58 Strong Founder, Melissa Williams, is a survivor of the shooting. Melissa created 58 Strong, a 501c3 California Nonprofit corporation, to assist the minor children that lost a parent in the shooting.
58 Strong needs your help in raising funds and/or providing opportunities for the minor children that lost their parent at Route 91. While financial assistance is always needed, we have found that taking the kiddos to special outings and providing them with once in a lifetime opportunities is also beneficial. For donations, checks can be made payable to "58 Strong" c/o One OC, 1901 E. 4th St., Suite 100, Santa Ana, CA 92705. One OC serves as 58 Strong's Donor Advised Fund and Fiscal Sponsor.