Firewood

Volunteers from all corners of Lamoille County and beyond will come together to help their neighbors secure a little more warmth this winter.

Every year, the United Way of Lamoille County coordinates volunteers from local businesses, organizations, towns and individuals to help cut, split, stack and deliver firewood.

This program is run in partnership with Vermont’s Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation. The state donates log length wood from trees cut on state land around Lamoille County. With the dedication and hard work of local volunteers, these logs are blocked, split and delivered to income-eligible seniors, veterans and families.

On average, 125 volunteers are needed each year for this project or approximately 25 people per shift. Many local companies give their employees time to volunteer. The Firewood Lot is located at 595 Bridge Street, Morrisville — just look for the giant pile of wood.

Work starts at 8 a.m. Additional chainsaws, wood splitters, stackers and delivery trucks are needed. Food, water, earplugs and gloves are provided.

The next dates of service are Saturday, Sept. 19, 8 a.m.-noon, and 12-3 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 23: 8 a.m.-noon; and Saturday Oct. 3, 8 a.m.-noon, and 12-3 p.m.

Applications are still being accepted for those in need of wood until Friday, Sept. 25. For information: uwlamoille.org or 802-888-3252.

Reliable news and information is vitally important. Local advertising has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis but the Vermont Community Newspaper Group remains committed to its responsibility to serve its communities. Your communities. With some assistance from loyal readers, community organizations, foundations and other funders, we hope to keep reporters on the job keeping you informed. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our local journalism fund. Thank you for your support.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexual language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be proactive. Use the "Report" link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.