Local headstone maker feeds homeless

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    TOPPENISH, Wash. -- A local business owner is trying to tackle the Yakima Valley's homeless problem - one dinner at a time.

    Tim Morris, also known as Cemetery Tim, is a headstone designer.

    He hosted his fourth spaghetti feed for the homeless, in the last month and a half.

    Morris says the past three dinners in Toppenish and Wapato fed over 400 people.

    The reason he does this?

    He says there's too many people in the valley who go without a hot meal.

    “It’s needed. There’s a problem. There’s a lot of homeless men and women. Young people, older people. And the weather’s changing, and so we’re gonna do what we can to help them,” said Morris.

    Morris is also looking for warm clothing donations like coats, hats, and scarves to give to the homeless.

    And next month, he plans on hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for the needy.

    He's asking the public to help by giving turkeys, hams, and anything for a Thanksgiving feast, and is searching for a place to host them.

    Donations can be dropped off at 214 W. 1st Avenue in Toppenish, Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

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