Nevada Retailer Zappos Offers to Cover Funeral Costs for Vegas Victims

October 19, 2017
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Originally Published on KHQ

Nevada-based retailer wants to help cover funeral costs for families who lost loved ones in the Las Vegas mass shooting.

“We’re working directly with families who need immediate assistance with funeral costs,” Zappos representative Joanna Hass told CNN on Friday. “This could include anything directly related to the burial, including transportation (both in and out of state), casket, flower arrangements, etc.”

Right after the shooting left dozens dead and more than 500 injured, Zappos started a fund to help victims and vowed to match up to $1 million in donations. So far that fund has raised more than $400,000through the site CrowdRise.

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Steven Bautista, the head of Zappos’ charity group Zappos for Good, said that to fill the gab between immediate needs and long-term help, the company decided to help families who couldn’t cover funeral costs themselves. The Las Vegas Sun reported last week that about $20,000 was used from Zappos’ own bank account to help three families. That’s separate from the CrowdRise fund.

Bautista encourages anyone who may need help to reach out to zapposforgood@zappos.com.

Photo: https://twitter.com/ZapposInsights/status/914971135934054401

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