Union Gap company donates copper wire to Yakima Ice Rink

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Yakima Ice Rink.
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Last week we told you about thieves stealing copper wire from the Yakima ice rink. After seeing our story, Orchard Rite of Union Gap decided to help out.

It donated thousands of dollars worth of copper wire to the rink. This is a generous offering. The copper can cost nearly $100 a foot.

"You take something like that away from the kids and what else are they going to do," said Orchard Rite worker, Kevin Ross. "Maybe they would become the next generation to out and steal wire."

"This was simply due to the coverage on KIMA and again some good-hearted people that wanted to step up and do the right thing for the kids of Yakima and the Valley," said Ice Rink Maintenance Manager Christopher Sutherland.

Without that wire there likely would have been no ice for kids to skate on this year. A total of $35,000 in materials was stolen.