The Las Vegas Victims’ Fund added more money to its balance sheet, Friday.
The Fisher Space Pen Company checks equal to the profit from sales of a #VegasStrong-engraved pen sold to benefit victims of the Route 91 attack.
“They’d run out quick—three days. And I’d order another hundred, and another hundred,” said Matt Fisher, who conceived the idea after watching the tragedy unfold on television.
Profit from sales of the limited-edition pen totaled more than $10,000.
The proceeds were divided equally between the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund and the Injured Police Officers Fund.
The IPOF has been assisting the family of off-duty officer Charleston Hartfield, who was gunned down in the attack.
“We gave his family a death benefit, $25,000. We’ve also held numerous fundraisers for him and his family, and our other officers that were injured that day,” says Erik Lloyd, president of the IPOF.
Donations to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund currently totaling more than $20 million, with payments to victims, expected mid-March.
Profit from ongoing sales of the #VegasStrong pens will also be donated to the two funds, according to the Boulder-city based pen company.
The pens can be purchased on their website at http://www.spacepen.com/search.aspx?find=vegas+strong.
The fund’s website is www.lasvegasvictimsfund.org.