Monday, January 24, 2011

Update: Tucson Tragedy Victims Fund Raises $15k; a Rundown of Donations

Posted By on Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 4:27 PM

More than two weeks since the Tucson shooting at Safeway, the Tucson Tragedy Victims Fund has received $15,000 in donations.

"It's a good start. We're expecting more to come in," said Carole Gaxiola, director of Homicide Survivors, the organization that started the fund.

While the Christina Taylor Green Memorial Fund has received more than 900 contributions, organizers are not releasing how much money the fund has collected, due to family wishes, said Evan Mendelson, vice president of donor relations for the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.

The Tucson Community Food Bank has collected $92,000 in donations made in Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' name, while the local chapter of the American Red Cross has received $50,000 in donations. The Gabriel Zimmerman Scholarship Fund has raised about $20,000 so far.

To donate to these charities or others like them, please contact the following:

Gabriel Zimmerman Scholarship Fund
Joop Rubens, Social Sciences, UC Santa Cruz
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
To donate, contact Joop Rubens at (831) 502-7275 or jrubens@ucsc.edu.

Community Food Bank
3003 S. Country Club Road, No. 221
Tucson, AZ 85713
Donate online at communityfoodbank.com or call (520) 622-0525.

American Red Cross, Southern Arizona Chapter
2916 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
Donate online at redcrossarizona.org/giffords, call (520) 318-6740.

Christina Taylor Green Memorial Fund
The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
2250 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Donate via e-mail to christinataylorgreenmemorial@cfsoaz.org, or call (520) 545-0313.

John M. Roll Memorial Fund
James E. Rogers College of Law
P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, AZ 85721
Donate online at law.arizona.edu

Tucson Tragedy Victims Fund
Homicide Survivors
32 N. Stone Ave., Ste. 1408
Tucson, AZ 85701
Donate online at azhomicidesurvivors.org or call (520) 740-5729.

Safeway Foundation Tucson Victims Fund
Safeway Foundation, Safeway Arizona Division
2750 S. Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85282
Donations can also be made at any Safeway store.

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