By Savannah Smith  |  10-03-2017   News
Photo credit: CBS News

While the nation is shocked and left grieving for the worst mass shooting incident that happened in Las Vegas earlier claiming more than 50 innocent lives and injuring hundreds others, the only light in this dark times is the spirit of solidarity of Americans during tough circumstances. Las Vegas residents rushed to donate blood for the victims of the gun attack to help them recover.

The sacrifices of the people are noteworthy. Some residents queued up for hours overnight for blood centers in the Nevada city to open today.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department asked for the people’s support through a tweet. And the response has been overwhelming so far. The message posted was: “If you would like to donate blood for the injured victims of the Strip shooting, visit the Labor Health & Welfare Clinic, 7135 W.Sahara.

Many also took to social media to give their positive responses to the call for blood donations for the victims, or report the strong show of solidarity of the American public.

One wrote: “#VegasStrong out in force to support those in need after the horrific action last night! Come out and help anyway you can. #DonateBlood

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VegasStrong?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#VegasStrong</a> out in force to support those in need after the horrific action last night! Come out and help anyway you can. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DonateBlood?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DonateBlood</a> <a href="https://t.co/f1ZRrMwbD5">pic.twitter.com/f1ZRrMwbD5</a></p>&mdash; Michael Su (@MichaelSuLV) <a href="https://twitter.com/MichaelSuLV/status/914814794196066304?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 2, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Another said: “It’s 6:40 am, and there is a line out the door and around the block. People wanting to donate blood at United Blood Services. #RJ”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It&#39;s 6:40 am, and there is a line out the door and around the block. People waiting to donate blood at United Blood Services. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RJ?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RJ</a> <a href="https://t.co/sGRMpUOHXc">pic.twitter.com/sGRMpUOHXc</a></p>&mdash; Bridget Bennett (@bridgetkbennett) <a href="https://twitter.com/bridgetkbennett/status/914848008289710080?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 2, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

One journalist was all praise for what he saw: “LOOK: parking lot of blood donation center on Charleston is full. At 3:48 a.m. #Vegas is strong and compassionate. @BethFisherTV @ktnv. He also later tweeted: “Another pic of blood center. My friend there says line is out the door. Again, this was at 4:15. People care. @KTNV. “

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">LOOK: parking lot of blood donation center on Charleston is full. At 3:48am. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Vegas?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Vegas</a> is strong and compasionate. <a href="https://twitter.com/BethFisherTV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BethFisherTV</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/KTNV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ktnv</a> <a href="https://t.co/ltcQ3P6a9K">pic.twitter.com/ltcQ3P6a9K</a></p>&mdash; David Schuman (@david_schuman) <a href="https://twitter.com/david_schuman/status/914804598430253057?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 2, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Some also dropped off food for people who couldn’t return to their hotel. People are also sharing useful information on social media telling people where to go to donate blood.

It is a show of solidarity and the great American spirit in a time of grief.

Source:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/02/las-vegas-residents-queue-night-donate-blood-deadliest-ever/

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