One of the best ways to kick that yucky feeling of helplessness is to dust yourself off and take action. In the wake of the horrific mass shooting at Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, an immeasurable amount of emotional and monetary support from all corners of the globe has come to the aid of the hundreds of victims and their families. The global festival community has mobilized in myriad ways as well. It’s been an incredible thing to witness.
Right now, debates over gun control, mental health, terrorism, and festival security are raging in the media and in Washington, though there is still no telling how much this terrible incident will change anything. On the ground, however, change is more fast-moving. Donating blood, giving to funds set up for victims, and lending emotional support for those who are on the front lines in hospitals, task forces, and other groups working around the clock to right this terrible, terrible wrong are crucial ways we can all help.