Vigil for 1 October

The community gathered in remembrance of the 1 October victims on Oct. 3, 2017.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Clark County, the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center and several other community partners, including the City of Las Vegas, collaborated on a series of events for the second anniversary of the 1 October mass shooting.

Other partners that have coordinated in scheduling the events include the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The events are free and open to the public. 

The first event is scheduled for Sept. 28 at the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center. Community members will raffle off custom quilts to benefit the Resiliency Center. The "Meet the Quilters" event is from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

On Sept. 29 at the Llama Lot on Fremont Street, located between 9th and 10th streets, Jus Run is hosting a Vegas Strong 5K that starts at 8 a.m. in memory of the 58 victims. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the Resiliency Center.

The first event on Oct. 1 is a Sunrise Remembrance at 7 a.m. at the Clark County Government Center amphitheater, located on 500 South Grand Central Parkway.

LVMPD, the Clark County Fire Department, the Resiliency Center and the county will host the event. Speakers will include Gov. Steve Sisolak, Sheriff Joe Lombardo, Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick and Joe Robbins.

Robbins' son, Quinton Robbins, was one of 58 victims.

After the sunrise ceremony, the Resiliency Center will be hosting a wellness event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., also at the Clark County Government Center, in the first-floor rotunda. The event will feature activities dedicated to health, wellness and community resiliency.

Dozens gather for the morning of 1 October remembrance at the Clark County government center.

Catholic Charities St. Vincent, located at 1501 Las Vegas Boulevard North, will hold a dedicated meal following a healing prayer service starting at 9:30 a.m.

At 10 a.m., officials will unveil a dedicated bench at Craig Ranch Park for Route 91 victims.

UNLV will hold a ring-chiming ceremony in front of the Flora Dungan Humanities building at noon as a tribute to the 58 people who died during the Route 91 shooting.

People lined up to donate blood Tuesday in honor of the 1 Oct. shooting anniversary.

Vitalant will host a memorial blood drive in the Delta Point Building at University Medical Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended.

UMC will also host a memorial "Stop the Bleed" class in the Delta Point Building from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Those interested in the class can sign up online or call 702-383-SELF.

Red Cross will be hosting two blood drives on Oct. 1. The first goes from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Life Time Athletic at 10721 W. Charleston Drive. The second is from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Red Cross, located at 444 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite 110.

During a National Night Out event at Town Square, Vitalant will hold a blood drive from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in honor of the 1 October victims.

Make the Road Nevada and Silver State Health Partners will host a vigil for the 1 October shooting victims from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at their offices at 4250 E. Bonanza Road.

On the night of Oct. 1, at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman will read the names of the 58 victims at 10:05 p.m. The healing garden is located at 1015 South Casino Center Boulevard.

The Resiliency Center said members of the public can submit their events to be considered for posting on the calendar by filing out a form

Events that are added are available on the LVCVA's Las Vegas Newswire site.

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