NBAA gives $10,000 to Las Vegas shooting victims
The National Business Aviation Association has donated $10,000 to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
Fifty nine people were killed and 527 people injured when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on an open-air music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino on 1 October. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen announced details of the donation, to the Las Vegas Victims Fund, during a press conference at NBBA-BACE earlier this week. He was joined by Henderson Executive Airport chief marketing officer Chris Jones, representing Clark County, and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority senior director of business sales John Schreiber, representing Clark County’s business community.
“Our thought and prayers are with all the people of Las Vegas, especially those who have been lost, and their loved ones,” said Bolen. “The business aviation community stands in solidarity with everyone affected by this tragedy, and we thank the people of Las Vegas for opening their doors to us, especially at this difficult time.”
He added that the Association’s donation to the Las Vegas Victims Fund was a “small but heartfelt way” to honour city officials and residents for their longstanding support for the NBAA convention and the business aviation community, and he urged attendees to make their own contributions.
Jones said: “On behalf of Clark County, I’d like to thank NBAA and the business aviation community gathering here this week for taking this step to help the victims of last week’s tragedy, and all their families.”