No. All clients must be qualified through Sharing House.
All clients are qualified by Sharing House. Thus, to start the process to receive a load of firewood, contact Sharing House; their contact information is listed on our Partners Page.
We expect most firewood will be delivered between November and February.
A delivery to a client is about one cord of firewood. Currently a cord of firewood delivered to a client has an estimated value of about $300. If we deliver 50 cords of firewood that is about $15,000 of value to our clients.
No. WNC FireWood is a ministry of, and thus a part of, our Sponsoring Congregations. WNC FireWood makes available split firewood to clients of Sharing House. Since Sharing House already has in place a process for qualifying clients to receive home heating assistance through firewood delivery, WNC FireWood sees no reason for duplicating that process. Thus the partnership between WNC
This is our first year of ministry so we do not have historical data, however, our goal is to serve at least 50 clients for firewood delivery for the winter of 2023-2024.
Yes! We serve all areas served by Sharing House, which is all of Transylvania County.
It is possible the ministry at some future point will expand to serve neighboring communities. This will only occur after we are convinced we can satisfy the needs within our current area of ministry.
Currently we only serve clients of Sharing House; thus currently we only serve residents of Transylvania County.