Benefit concert held for ‘Children of the 58 fund’

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Thousands of dollars were raised for the surviving children of the 58 people killed on October 1, 2017.

Roughly three hundred people attended Friday night’s benefit concert to raise money for the “Children of the 58” fund. 

“We put together a concert really on the fly. So, everybody came together and it actually exploded. It turned into something amazing,” said Kimbur Presmik, a survivor of the Route 91 Harvest Festival. 

The Children of the 58 fund was started to provide college scholarships to the surviving children of the victims killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting.

The fund was created by the family of a local Las Vegas woman, Neysa Tonks, who lost her life at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

“There’s a lot of families coming together to support these kids, like I said, for these kids to have a better future even if it’s a trade school,” said Presmik.

Country musician Sam Riddle also performed. 

There are at least 55 children currently eligible for the fund. 

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