Fund for Civility helping make a difference in Tucson - Tucson News Now

Fund for Civility helping make a difference in Tucson

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Residents of Tucson continue to move forward from the January 8 tragedy and many local organizations have shown their support for these efforts.

The Fund for Civility, Respect, and Understanding is one of those organizations.

The Fund for Civility is dedicated to anti-bullying and mental illness education, they have helped several groups and hundreds of individuals.  Organizers plan on helping even more in 2014.  The Fund for Civility was created by the family of Ron Barber, who was injured in the shooting. 

Future events for the Fund include launching a mental illness stigma reduction program called ‘Mental Health Safe Space'.  It will be a free 90 minute training to teach people to know the facts, learn the signs and provide help to those they suspect may need it.   The training will be open to downtown businesses and the public.

The Fund for Civility is also looking to raise funds to help keep its mission going, January 19 a benefit concert will be held downtown at Hotel Congress, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with tickets at $15, kids 12 and under free.  All money raised from the concert will go into the group's general fund. 

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