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Are there are any local services that deliver free firewood to seniors?

Ken Little
StarNews

Free firewood is available through the Salvation Army’s Woodlot Project in Wilmington. This year, the project begins in early December and runs through mid-March, program director Dick Maller says.

Seniors, families in economic difficulty and others in need are eligible to receive free firewood, which comes from sources like tree trimming services and property owners who remove trees from their land.

About 500 pickup truck loads of firewood were given away last winter. “There may be more this winter with the economy the way it is,” Maller says.

The firewood has been distributed for several years from a woodlot at 1815 Gardner Drive, next to the N.C. Forest Service and Wilmington International Airport. Volunteers chop the wood, package it and transport it to needy clients. Volunteers include members of athletic programs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, church groups, the ROTC, senior citizens and individuals looking to lend a hand. Volunteers with wood splitters, chain saws, axes and related equipment are especially welcome, Maller says.

The program serves residents of New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. For more information, call the First Call For Help organization at 397-0497.

To volunteer for the Woodlot Project, call the Salvation Army at 762-5948 and leave a message for Maller.

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