Survivors are encouraged to register for assistance before Oct. 1, 2018
Des Moines — Victims affected by the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas have nine weeks to seek reimbursement of expenses resulting from the event.
As of June 2018, the Nevada Victims of Crime Program had received 4,547 applications. About 79 percent of those who purchased tickets have yet to apply. The list of ticket buyers includes 45 Iowans, but only nine have applied.
The Iowa Attorney General's office encourages anyone present at the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting to visit VegasStrongRC.org and apply before Oct. 1, 2018. You may also email the center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-833-299-2433.
The shooting on Oct. 1, 2017, killed 58 people and injured hundreds more. More than 21,200 people had purchased tickets to the event. One Iowan, Carly Kreibaum, 33, of Sutherland, was killed.
Funds from the program may help reimburse survivors for out-of-pocket expenses resulting from the crime, such as medical bills or counseling co-pays not covered by insurance. Even if survivors don’t have any eligible expenses now, they are encouraged to apply before the deadline in case they incur future expenses that may be covered by the program.
The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center serves as a free, one-stop resource and referral hub for survivors, family members of victims, responders and anyone dealing with effects from the attack including hotel workers, taxi cab drivers or bystanders who tried to help victims. For more information, see VegasStrongRC.org or https://www.facebook.com/VegasStrongResiliencyCenter/.