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TUCSON, Ariz. -- It's been a month since the tragic shooting that changed many lives, none more than the staff of Gabrielle Ggiffords midtown congressional office.
"We are mindful of what has happened a month ago today we can't help but pay attention to that," said Giffords Communications Director C.J. Karamargin.
Despite their heavy hearts, Giffords' staff knows there's still lots of work to be done.
"Were here we, were at work were doing the work that the congressman has asked us to do, helping constituents were dealing with press request," said Karamargin.
The office receives many requests from people looking to help out in any way they can.
That show of support by the community has become a source of great pride.
"The expressions of support that we have seen over the past four weeks have been fantastic, it is I think an amazing testament to our community," said Karamargin.
One of those expressions of support was "Operation: Tucson Healing" put on by Landmark Title agency, which shares the shopping center with the Safeway where the January 8 shooting spree occurred.
"We have a $2,000 donation, we've gotten all kinds of donations, basically that means everything else is totally profit for homicide survivors," said Mary Ann Christensen from Landmark Title Assurance Agency.
Some members of the shooting victims family were on hand for the funfraiser.
"They have been very nice and thankful brought tears to our eyes, we went through that day were very happy that we could all come together and for them its a place to come and talk," said Christensen.
There's talk of the giffords' office planing a tribute in the near future.
"We are at work planning some things we think would be a fitting tribute to both victims and heroes of January 8," said Karamargin.