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Tony Hsieh’s Zappos Offers to Pay All Funeral Costs of Las Vegas Massacre Victims

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    Online shoe and clothing shop Zappos once again managed to let their charitable efforts shine through after offering to pay for funeral costs of the Las Vegas shooting victims.

    Zappos, run by CEO Tony Hsieh, has already started a $1 million fundraiser to support the families of the 58 victims who lost their lives on October 1.

    Now, the popular online retailer is showering their hometown with even more love and support by offering to pay for the funeral of every single one of the victims, according to KTNV.

    Zappos sent the following statement to NextShark:

    “We at Zappos consider ourselves a family and, by extension, Las Vegas is a part of that family. We saw there was a need that our current efforts weren’t filling so we acted on it. We’ll continue to collect donations at www.Zappos.com/support but we encourage anyone who lost a loved one in this tragedy to reach out to [email protected] for more information on how we might be able to help with immediate funeral costs. It’s hard to tell just how big the need is right now but we’ll be there for our city, and those affected by this tragedy, in whatever way we can.”

    This is not the first time Zappos was this generous as they have collaborated with various homeless organizations and charity foundations in the past.

    Photo via Flickr / robertstinnett (CC BY-SA 2.0)

    In fact, the Zappos employees themselves are driving a lot of the company’s charitable efforts, including a Kid’s Farmers Market, “Home for the Pawlidayz”, and “Promapalooza”, according to Footwear News.

    “Our team members are constantly coming up with ideas for how we can give back to the communities in which we live and work,” Zappos Karma Kommando Steven Bautista added.

    Over the years, Zappos has donated thousands of items to youth foundations, helped cover the costs of pet adoptions in local shelters, and even gave the less fortunate the opportunity to shop for free.

    Feature Image via Flickr / Nan Palmero (CC BY 2.0)

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