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One of the best ways to honor a friend who has passed on is to carry on with the work of serving the community he so loved.

To that end, Yakima Rotarians will prepare 40,000 meals to be shipped to Africa while remembering Dale Carpenter and the Feed the 5,000 project.

A news release tips us to word that the Downtown Yakima Rotary Club through its World Community Services committee, in cooperation with Children of the Nations, will gather this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Yakima Convention Center.

The project’s objective is to provide nutritional meals to school children in regions of Sierra Leone near the site of bauxite mining which has made agricultural activity in the area and feeding the population difficult.

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Rotarians will be thinking and remembering the life and work of one of their own, Dale Carpenter, as they package meals and carry on his legacy Saturday. Dale’s focus in life was serving others, and he did this by supporting numerous charities, including Children of the Nations. For more information about Dale Carpenter’s legacy with Feed The 5,000: https://cotni.org/

Yakima Rotary has a long history of assisting and improving life locally, nationally and internationally. The club’s World Community Services committee is tasked with providing charitable assistance to citizens of foreign nations.

Rotarians have participated with vaccinating children in polio hot spots, designing and assisting in building needed community structures such as hospitals, classrooms, playgrounds and a multitude of other charitable giving of time and material in Africa, Asia, Central America and South America.

For more information about Children of the Nations: https://cotni.org/