As many of you know, our lives were forever changed on October 1, 2017 when we experienced the mass shooting at Route 91. What many of you do not know is that we recently had an encounter with an individual who experienced the same traumatic event, and something he told us has influenced the charity we are choosing to donate to here. When we were in Las Vegas in September of 2018, we randomly met a local bartender named Carlos who was working the event that horrible night, and we exchanged stories. The tips and personal belongings that Carlos and all of the event staff left behind were stolen, and the company that hired them refused to pay. Carlos made it known that the American Red Cross was the only organization to step in and help the many workers that not only experienced the same tragedy as us--but that also were robbed. His story made it clear that this is an organization that does far more than the blood drives it is recognized for. The American Red Cross goes above and beyond to help those in need when tragedy strikes-- no matter what that tragedy might be. This is a charity that is near and dear to our hearts. If you would like to donate to a charity rather than contribute to one of our personalized funds, then we ask you to donate to the American Red Cross.