Fundraising for Tucson Victims

January 11, 2011

The State Bar of Arizona is hoping to establish a scholarship in the name of Judge John M. Roll at his alma mater, the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.  The Bar will announce those details once they are finalized.

Those who wish to contribute to the victims of the Tucson shooting can consider donating to any of the following programs.

Tucson Tragedy Victim Fund
Homicide Survivors Inc., a Tucson nonprofit victim services organization, has established the Tucson Tragedy Victim Fund, earmarked specifically to help victims, witnesses and families of the January 8, 2011 mass shooting. The funds will be available to help cover expenses not covered by other sources, such as medical costs, mental health expenses, loss of wages and funeral expenses. In addition, the funds will be available to help cover other expenses, such as property loss and damage. For relatives of victims who live outside Tucson, the Fund can assist with travel, food, and lodging expenses associated with attending hearings and trials. 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

For more information call 520.740.5729 or visit their website.

Pima County Crime Victim Compensation Fund
Many of the victims may be eligible for funds from the Pima County Crime Victim Compensation Fund, which is administered by the Pima County Attorney's Office. This Fund is comprised solely of fines and fees paid by defendants in the criminal justice system. It can assist victims in paying for medical costs, counseling expenses, loss of wages, and funeral expenses. This Crime Victim Compensation Fund is a fund of last resort after other sources of payment, such as insurance, have been exhausted. Any victom or witness may be eligible for crime victim compensation. to get an application or for more information, please contact 520.740.5525 or visit their website.

Tragedy in Tucson Victims' Fund
The NBC affiliate in Tucson, in cooperation with several  credit unions in the area, has established a general fund to helping shooting victims.

Christina Taylor Green Memorial Fund
The family of Christina Taylor Green has established a memorial fund in her name. Read more.
American Red Cross, Southern Arizona Chapter
Channel 12 in Phoenix is also holding a one-day fundraiser on Wednesday, January 12 to benefit the Red Cross of Southern Arizona, which is one of Gabrielle Giffords' favorite charities.  There will also be an on-site blood drive in the late afternoon/early evening.

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