Last night, here in Las Vegas, an unimaginable tragedy took place when bullets rained down on hundreds of innocent people who were out to enjoy a night of Country Music, friendship and fun. In the blinking of an eye, madness descended. Lives were lost. Loved ones gone forever with no good-byes. Families shattered.
The plea for blood when out immediately as the hundreds of injured were rushed to nearby hospitals for emergency care. As my husband, Jeff and I drove to one of the blood banks near our home we came upon a site I have never witnessed. A site that reminded me that there is far more good in the world than evil. Hundreds of people were standing in line to give blood. People from all walks of life. Black, Asian, White, Indian, Puerto Rican, man, woman, child…HUMANITY!!! There were volunteers and everyday people passing out food, water, chairs, sun-screen. Some were there with home-made sandwiches, cookies and more. Everyone hurting. Everyone helping. The need to connect to one another and be in service to one another is a human fact! My heart was overwhelmed with emotion as I looked out upon the precious souls of our Las Vegas citizens.