Circulation for the millions of dollars contributed for those injured or eliminated during the Oct. 1 mass shooting will be overseen by a nationally recognized victim payment specialist who led the Sept. 11 Victim Settlement Fund.
Clark County revealed Tuesday that attorney Kenneth Feinberg has actually consented to lead efforts associated with the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund established by County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak and Sheriff Joe Lombardo hours after the shooting that left 58 dead and hundreds more hurt. The Las Vegas Victims’ Fund has actually raised more than $10.4 million from more than 84,000 individuals and businesses.
Feinberg worked as the special master of donated funds for victims of 9/11. From 2001 to 2004, the Sept. 11 Victim Settlement Fund dispersed more than $7 billion to survivors of the 2,880 individuals who died in the attacks and to 2,680 who were injured in the attacks or during immediate rescue efforts. More just recently, Feinberg was associated with distribution efforts for victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando and the Boston Marathon battle.
Donations to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund are being supervised by the National Center for Victims of Criminal activity and its National Empathy Fund. Sisolak previously noted that the county will have “definitely no role” in how the cash is distributed and its function will be restricted to identifying the locations of greatest need.
According to a county press release, one of the primary steps will be “the production of a diverse committee of neighborhood leaders who will be responsible for producing a model for the circulation of funds in a manner that is transparent, timely and fair.”
The procedure for forming that committee has not yet been determined.