#WeekInJustice: Week 120
The Pima County Attorney’s Office is proud to have been a partner with the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA) in their support of victims and this week we had the great pleasure of joining tons of volunteers who spent their Wednesday at dining spots around Tucson.
The return of “Dine Out for Safety” was a community wide effort to help our friends at SACACA get the funding needed so they can continue to provide free support services for survivors and victims of sexual violence in the coming year.
About 50 local restaurants and a handful of brew pubs and coffee houses committed to donating from 10 percent to 20 percent of their sales for the event and our own C.T. Revere joined the effort with other volunteers at Crooked Tooth Brewing Co.
During his shift from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m., C.T. and his fellow volunteers sold more than $600 worth of raffle tickets and the few patrons who didn’t opt to join the raffle generously made cash donations for the cause.
“The turnout for ‘Dine Out for Safety’ was nothing short of amazing,” said Kristine Welter Hall, SACASA’s CEO. “The amount of revenue brought in through sponsorships, raffle ticket sales and donations – not to mention what will be coming from restaurant proceeds – has exceeded our expectations!”
The proceeds will provide 24/7 support, advocacy, and medical forensic exams, as well as therapy for individual survivors, couples, and groups, among other services, she said.
“Most significantly, perhaps, is that Tucsonans demonstrate that we truly show up for survivors, saying ‘We believe you, it’s not your fault and you are not alone’” Kristine added.
Now to changes downtown, PCAO wants to recognize and thank longtime downtown merchants Rachel “Rae” Campuzano and Robin Nelson for being such an essential part of the fabric of downtown Tucson for the past 18 years.
Rae’s Place Downtown Market, their little shop across Stone Avenue from the Legal Services Building, has been the go-to spot for workers on the move, including some of us here at PCAO, as well as visitors to our city center.
While we support the exciting expansion of the Fox Theatre that’s forcing the couple to close their shop, we will miss their friendly faces, their excellent customer service, and the convenience of their location.
There will be a special event on 4/28 in the Main Library lower-level conference room at 3pm. If you want to participate and contribute to the event contact Mark Hotchkiss on the 10th floor, Katy Brunson on the 14th, or Victoria Chavarria on the 21st floor.
On behalf of everyone here at The People’s Office, we wish two of the nicest people we know the best of luck in whatever is next.