Tri-State resident attending Vegas convention responds to shooting
QUINCY, Il. —
We continue to speak with Tri-State residents who are currently in Las Vegas.
Donna Graves is the Editor and Chief for Quincy Area Bridal Magazine.
She was attending a bridal convention in Las Vegas when the deadly shooting occurred this past Sunday night.
She initially thought it was a terrorist attack and that only two people were shot.
"When we woke up the next morning and realized that there were 500 people wounded and 50 dead, all of a sudden everything changed," said Graves via a phone interview.
Donna, along with others attending the convention, immediately wanted to help.
"We are astounded and inspired by the people of this city. At 2:00 in the morning when we went to bed, we saw that they needed blood donations for the victims because the hospitals were at capacity and I told my husband 'I'm going to go donate blood tomorrow' and when I woke up the next morning there was an 8 hour wait to give blood because the residents of Vegas stood outside in line all night long waiting for the banks to open," Graves recalled.
Donna urges Tri-State residents to find a way to help the victims of the shooting.
She says the experience changed the way she views the city and is humbled by everyone who stepped up to help.