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Operation TINCUP Carries On in Dale Carpenter's Memory

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Operation TINCUP is back, and organizers are determined to make it better than ever to honor the late Dale Carpenter. Operation TINCUP is back, and organizers are determined to make it better than ever to honor the late Dale Carpenter.

YAKIMA, WA - Operation TINCUP is back, and organizers are determined to make it better than ever to honor the late Dale Carpenter.

David McKinney is camping outside Wray's Grocery Store on 56th Avenue and Summitview Avenue for five days.

He's collecting money, clothes, food and toys for the Union Gospel Mission and Salvation Army.

McKinney said the late Dale Carpenter, a well known Yakima philanthropist, started Operation TINCUP around eight years ago. Carpenter passed away last Friday after battling brain cancer.

McKinney said from now on they'll call it Dale's Operation TINCUP.

"I've seen a lot of people shedding tears and a lot of people opening up their wallets a lot wider this year," said McKinney. "It's been great to see it. We welcome everybody to come, fill out a card for Dale's family."

McKinney said they raised $13,000 in cash last year, and he'd like to double it this year.

You can also bundle up Friday and head to Wray's for a small unofficial memorial for Carpenter. It will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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