WNC FireWood has completed a very successful fall work season. The goal was to process and stack 12 cords of firewood ready for the 2024-2025 heating season, with a stretch goal of 20 cords.
We ended with about 16 cords stacked! A huge thank you to the eleven volunteers who put in a combined 363 volunteer hours at the woodlot this fall. The fall season ran from mid-September through mid-November.
WNC FireWood was begun last winter to provide free firewood heating assistance to our qualified neighbors and serves residents of Transylvania County. Further information about the ministry is available on our website www.wncfirewood.org.
To put the effort and results in a bit of perspective, our spring season covered the months of April through July (4 months) versus the fall season of just 2 months. During the spring season thirteen volunteers plus some help from twenty-two youth volunteered 524 hours at the woodlot to stack about 20 cords firewood for the 2023-2024 heating season.
Our spring processing was significantly more than that prepared by our predecessor organization for delivery last year.
Together our volunteers have made ready about 36 cords split firewood for delivery. This represents 70 to 100 deliveries to households in Transylvania Country in need of firewood home heating assistance.
WNC FireWood was formed earlier this year through the sponsorship of First United Methodist Church and the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and has partnered with Sharing House for client qualification, Bartlett Tree Experts for a supply of hardwood logs to process, and Stewards of Amazing Grace for providing our processing woodlot. We express deep gratitude to each of these organizations.