ACM Lifting Lives To Donate $250K To Support Las Vegas Relief Efforts

The Academy of Country Music’s ACM Lifting Lives will donate $250,000 to organizations in support of those affected by the recent Las Vegas tragedy at Route 91 Harvest Festival.

The ACM’s annual awards show has been held at various venues in Las Vegas since 2003 (not including the ACM’s 50th anniversary show, which was broadcast from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas in 2015).

A $200,000 donation will be made to MGM Resorts Foundation “Victim Relief & First Responders’ Fund,” which has been established to help the Las Vegas community heal and recover by providing humanitarian aid for victims, their families and organizations that serve first responders.

The National Compassion Fund will receive a donation of $25,000, with 100 percent of the funds to be distributed directly to the Las Vegas victims. Additionally, Friends of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Foundation will receive $25,000 for providing counseling and support for the first responders, victims and the families.

“This money will go a long way in aiding the healing and recovery of people who so desperately need it,” said ACM CEO Pete Fisher. “Our sizable contribution to the MGM Resorts Foundation not only will aid victims, but will send a very special sentiment to our long-time partners in Vegas.”



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