Pima Animal Care Center Receives Grants to Help with COVID-19 Response

The Banfield Foundation and South Fork Foundation have awarded Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) and Friends of PACC two COVID-19 Response Grants totaling $15,000 to cover veterinary expenses for pets whose families qualify for PACC’s assistance program. The grant money will cover a variety of needs for a pet that lives in a home facing hardship because of COVID-19. This can be due to illness, job loss, financial insecurity, or any other challenges related to the pandemic.

Drinking Water Week Underway

Drinking Water Week, May 3-9, was created more than 40 years ago by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) to recognize the critical role drinking water plays in our daily lives. This year’s theme, “There When You Need It,” highlights the work water professionals do to ensure high-quality drinking water is always available at your tap, right when you need it.

Complete Census Form While Staying at Home

As more Arizonans comply with orders to stay at home during the COVID-19 crisis, there are still some things they can do to help their communities. One item is completing their census forms online. Responses help determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and guide how nearly $700 billion in federal funding is spent in communities each year.

It’s estimated up to $3,000 per person, per year is at stake for Arizona. The answers are kept anonymous and are used only to produce statistics. 

Church Avenue and Alameda Street Sign Replacement This Week

Beginning at 2 a.m. tomorrow, May 5, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) Sign Shop will replace four overhead street name signs at the Church Avenue and Alameda Street intersection. During the work, westbound Alameda will be closed to through travel at Church, and left turns from northbound Church and right turns from southbound Church onto Alameda will be prohibited.

City Court Opens New Service Window as Operational Reductions Are Extended Through June 1

Tucson City Court now has a customer service walk-up window to accept in-person payments consistent with other operational changes designed to combat the spread of COVID-19. The customer service window faces south on Alameda Street at the City Court building, 103 E. Alameda St.

All other existing services and building access restrictions remain in force through at least June 1. For specific information about the operational reductions, follow the above link.

Fourth Avenue Launches Another Bonus Gift Card Program

The Fourth Avenue Merchants Association and an anonymous donor are teaming up to offer a gift card program to help merchants in the area during these trying times. The website store for this second round goes live at 6 a.m. Monday, May 4, to offer gift cards with an added $10 bonus when you spend $25.

The gift cards are for specific merchants on Fourth Avenue. The program will provide another $35,000 investment in the future of Fourth Avenue's small, locally owned businesses.