Cool Kindness 

It looks like Anthony and Nicole Gregoris, along with their 4-year-old son, are finally going to be able to get out of Tucson.

Jim Nintzel reported on the family in "Stuck, Broke and Scared" in our Aug. 21 issue. The Gregoris family was already down on their luck when they arrived here. But all hell really broke loose when the family witnessed an ugly fight at their hotel--and then were allegedly threatened by one of the participants.

They didn't have the money for bus tickets to Oklahoma City, where Anthony's mother lives. But now, it appears that they do, thanks to a new charity--and the charity of our readers.

Jim reports that after Traveler's Aid helped the family find a temporary place to live, one reader donated shoes, toys, books and a gift certificate for groceries. Others provided enough cash to help the family through the last few weeks and to buy the bus tickets. They are scheduled--keep your fingers crossed--to leave this weekend.

In an interesting twist, two of the bus tickets were purchased by Casas Unidas, a new charitable organization backed by the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association, which has been on the other side of the spectrum on development issues from The Weekly over the years.

Thanks to Casas Unidas, Traveler's Aid and our readers who chipped in.


More by Jimmy Boegle


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

The Range

Adoptable Pets: Chloe Needs a Home

Claytoon of the Day: Triggered Babies

New, Quieter Tram Debuts in Sabino Canyon

More »

Latest in Editor's Note

  • Arts, Big and Small

    We’ve got a lot of arts in this week’s issue, including Tucson Salvage columnist Brian Smith’s profile of Mario Patino, who creates astonishing miniatures from his memories of growing up on Tucson’s south side.
    • Nov 7, 2019
  • Silver Screen Spectacular

    If you like movies—I mean, if you really like movies—then you might as well request a few days off from work for the Loft Film Fest.
    • Oct 31, 2019
  • More »

Most Commented On

Facebook Activity

© 2019 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation