Tragedy in Tucson - Time to Heal

Jan 13, 2011 6:17 PM

Community shows support with memorial funds for victims of tragedy

TUCSON - The community has shown an outpouring of support for the victims and survivors of Saturday's tragedy in Tucson with a number of funds and fundraisers. Below are some of the announced funds being established for those affected. If you know of a fund not on this list, please e-mail: newstips@kvoa.com

If you would like to donate to the Tragedy in Tucson Victims' Fund, visit this page for more information.

Safeway Foundation Tucson Victims Fund
Safeway has set up a fund to aid the victims of the tragedy with an initial contribution of $100,000 from the Safeway Foundation. Donation canisters are at check stands at the company's 116 Arizona Stores.

"We have felt the shock and the sadness, and with our neighbors, we have felt this community come together to heal and to reach out to the victims and their families," said Dan Valenzuela, Safeway's Division President for Arizona. "The fund is an extension of what we - and everyone in Tucson - have done from the very beginning. As a community, we have tried to find ways to help where we can and to stand together."In the days since, Safeway has joined thousands of its Arizona neighbors in reaching out to these victims and their families.

Contributions may be made at any Arizona Safeway store or by mail to the Safeway Foundation, Safeway Arizona Division, 2750 S. Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ, 85282. Checks should be made payable to the "Safeway Foundation Tucson Victims Fund."

In Memory of Christina Taylor Green
The family of Christina Taylor Green has announced that a charitable memorial fund has been created to honor the life and memory of the 9-year-old girl tragically lost Saturday. The fund is being held by the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.

Christina's father, John Green, says, "Our family has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for our sweet Christina. This memorial fund will ensure her legacy for the children in our community."

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Christina Taylor Green may do so by:

Logging on to the website of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona at: www.cfsoaz.org and clicking on the link to the Christina Taylor Green Memorial Fund, or by emailing: christinataylorgreenmemorial@cfsoaz.org,

Or by calling the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona at (520) 545-0313.

Checks may be sent to:

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
In Memory of Christina Taylor Green
2250 E. Broadway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85719

If you would like to send a card or letter - NOT a monetary donation - to the Green family, please address it to:

PO BOX 65000
Tucson, AZ 85728

The John M. Roll Memorial Fund

To contribute, go to:
www.law.arizona.edu/news/judge_john_roll.cfm

Or mail checks, made payable to the "Law College Association" with the notation "John Roll Memorial Fund," to James E. Rogers College of Law, P.O. Box 210176, Tucson AZ 85721-0176

The Gabe Zimmerman Memorial Fund
The Gabe Zimmerman Memorial Fund has been set up at Child and Family Resources by the family of Zimmerman, a Giffords staffer tragically killed on Saturday. Zimmerman was a board member at Child and Family Resources, a private nonprofit, community-based organization that provides services to 38,000 and families throughout Arizona.

To make a donation in Zimmerman's name, visit:
www.childfamillyresources.org
Or send your donations to:
Child & Family Resources
2800 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ. 85716
Please refer all questions to Development Director Colleen Bagnall at 520-321-3778 or donationsforgabe@cfraz.org

Homicide Survivors Tucson Tragedy Victim Fund
Tucson Homicide Survivors, Inc., a local nonprofit providing services to victims, witnesses and families affected by homicide, has set up The Tucson Tragedy Victim Fund. Funds will be earmarked specifically to provide expenses not covered by other sources: medical costs, mental health expenses, loss of wages and funeral expenses to the victims, witnesses and families of Saturday's mass shooting.

If you are interested in making a tax deductible donation, please send a check or money order to:

Tucson Tragedy Victim Fund
c/o Homicide Survivors, Inc.
32 N. Stone Ave., Ste. 1408
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 740-5729

The American Red Cross Southern Arizona Chapter is accepting donations for those who wish to honor U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
To contribute, go to:

www.redcrossarizona.org/giffords

• The Community Food Bank is accepting donations.

To contribute, go to:

www.communityfoodbank.com

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