September 8, 2017

Episode 154: Tucson Helps Harvey Victims

Plus, a visit to a research site on Tumamoc Hill, and a city decision about guns seized in investigations.

In this episode of Metro Week we explore Tucson's charitable efforts to help those displaced in Hurricane Harvey and its associated storms.

The Tucson community has responded to calls to help people displaced by by the hurricane last week in Texas and the Gulf Coast by donating thousands of items.


The Tucson-based organization World Care has been sending relief supplies to areas in crisis for the past two decades. After Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma, it in disaster mode again. We visit the organization's warehouse this week to find out how things are going.


Tumamoc Hill on the west side of Tucson is a popular hiking site, and it expanded the hours people can traverse the path. But there's more there than a steep workout. We find out about the research happening on the hill, and its role in Tucson history.

Never been? Watch our story on why people love the hill.


The Arizona Supreme Court said recently that Tucson’s policy of destroying seized guns is unconstitutional. City Council Woman Karen Uhlich says the city will revise its policy so as not to lose millions in state funding.


Finally, we check in with another group that’s been all hands on deck to get supplies to Houston. In many ways, Cody’s friends is similar to World Care. They’re both collecting donations from Tucsonans to ship to areas in Harvey’s path. But, Cody’s Friends is serving pets displaced by the storm.

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