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TUCSON, Ariz. -- There was another bike vigil to honor victims Tuesday night. About 20 riders met up at Old Main on the U of A campus, and made the short ride to UMC. It's their small way of showing support for the community.
And two local Texas Roadhouse restaurants were also doing their part to help out victims and their families.
They hosted a fundraiser to benefit the Christina Taylor Green fund.
Christina was the youngest victim in the Safeway shooting.
Off duty Pima County Sheriff's deputies were at the restaurant to help wait staff and serve customers.
"Today it's just another one of those opportunities that we have. A week ago we knew that we needed give back to the community," said Sean Maloney of the Texas Roadhouse. "We started putting this together and we're thrilled about the type of response that we've had in the community to be able to support it."
Restaurant managers also plan to donate 10% of Tuesday's sales to the fund.
Also, Cross-fit Tucson is organizing a 5k run and walk called "United We Run."
The families of the six victims will receive 100% of the proceeds.
The 5k is Sunday, January 23rd. Registration begins at 6:30 A.M. Off-duty Pima County Sheriff's deputies have volunteered to help out.