There are many ways that you can get involved with our firewood programs, from donating wood to helping with splitting days to chainsawing to donation of services to delivering heat to households in need. Let us know how you want to make a difference!
Gifts of Time and Services
Volunteers are the driving force behind Heat Bank Haliburton County. We rely solely on volunteers who are willing to offer up use of their trucks and trailers in order to move firewood. It is also volunteers that gather on wood splitting days to share some laughs and prepare wood for drying (cutting, splitting and stacking). You don't need to handle an axe, drive a pick-up or grow a beard to be part of the team! The more people we have helping, the lighter the load (and the more fun we have)!
Many local businesses recognize that communities grow stronger when we all help each other in times of need. If you are a company that would like to give back to your community, we also gladly accept donations of and discounts on services, such as commercial wood splitting, chimney cleaning and furnace maintenance in exchange for promotion of your company.
Donations of Firewood - Emergency Wood Depots and Home to Home Program
Are you getting rid of your fireplace? Has Hydro been clearing on your property? Have you been developing your land? We gladly accept donations of hardwood. We have several wood depots throughout the County of Haliburton that need to be stocked each year to help households who find themselves in a heating crisis.
We also have a Home to Home Firewood Program that links households in need of firewood with households who have surplus or unwanted hardwood. If you have extra split hardwood, Heat Bank can connect with a low-income household close to you who could use it. That household will then contact you to make arrangements to pick up the wood directly from you.
Firewood donations must be hardwood from Haliburton County, be easily accessible by vehicle and be split. Our volunteers are certainly superheroes but they can't lift logs or blocked wood!
Whether you would like to donate wood to fill our Wood Depots or for the Home to Home program, please contact us to discuss!
Please note that our volunteers are unable to fell trees.
Wood Depot Locations
Wood Depots only accept & give wood through our intake staff. Call (705) 306-0565 to arrange for an intake or to discuss donations.
Our ability to deliver and pick up wood is dependent on the schedule and availability of our volunteers. While we will do our very best to get the wood to people quickly, it may take a couple days to arrange.