Giffords' mission carried on by friends and constituents

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot more than 2 months ago, but her mission and passion continue through the people she works with and inspires.

They are a grassroots group on a mission.

"We're out here, there's a a group of about 15, the Cactus Group that has always helped Gabrielle," said volunteer Jessica Schultz.

And Tuesday they were helping out one of Gabrielle Giffords' favorite causes, The Community Food Bank.

It's one of the many ways the congresswoman's name is being kept active while she's in a Houston Rehab Center.

"It's less to keep her name in the community and more doing the work that she's always done. This is something that's a continuation of what her volunteers have always done. She cares deeply about this organization as well as the community. This is just a small way to help serve the community that she loves," said Schultz.

Also Tuesday, Mark Kelly, Giffords' husband, announced the Save-A-Life Saturday put on by the American Red Cross.

The event will honor her work and will teach people life saving techniques, exactly like those Daniel Hernandez used to save the congresswoman.

"Daniel Hernandez had a particular amount of first aid training and the fact that he was there and treated her in those first critical seconds from the time she was injured, it's what saved her life," said Mark Kelly.

The Red Cross training will happen all over the country and will feature numerous locations across Tucson.