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Safeway to donate funds to Tucson shooting victims

TUCSON, Ariz. — Safeway announced that it has formed a fund to aid the victims of the recent shooting that occurred in one of its Tucson stores.

The company launched the fund with an initial contribution of $100,000 from the Safeway Foundation, and encourages in-store contributions from Safeway customers and community members in the company’s 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."