Posted on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 by Michael
Just before Christmas, Bruce posted the following to his Bristol, #VT neighbors via Front Porch Forum…
Action needed now! I recently became aware of a neighbor in need of wood to heat his home. Like many of us who are just a paycheck away from financial hardship, this person suffered a loss of income due to illness and now is facing winter with a soon to be gone woodpile. I have a line on a free wood that needs to be split and is in downtown Bristol. Here’s my plan, I will spend my from 12noon – 4pm this Friday (Christmas eve), splitting, loading and delivering wood to this neighbor in need. I have a small pickup truck. I need 6 volunteers, a wood splitter and three more trucks to pull this off. If this post gets out there by tomorrow, you can just call my cell if you want to help.
No one in this area should be worrying about heat as Winter begins with such a bounty of natural fuel all around us. This year let’s say we care with wood 🙂
And now today, ten days later, he followed up with this…
Wow. What a heart warming response to my last minute request to help a Bristol neighbor who needed wood to keep his homefires burning!
Thanks so much to all the people who spent 3 hours of their Christmas eve making a difference. Especially to Phyllis, you saved the day with your splitter and expertise.
We had probably 10 people come by Park Place and three hours later we had split and delivered 3 cords of wood. Also special thanks to Chris for donating some of his already dry and split wood and trailer to the cause.
The rest of you made this a labor of fun, with three trucks and many hands.
I wish I could post a picture on FPF (not allowed) but for now just picture a wide grin and happy neighbor. Happy New Year!
An amazing 30% of Bristol has signed up for FPF in the first several months of service there. As of this week, FPF is available in 60 Vermont towns. Please encourage your neighbors to join and put it to work! Special thanks to e-Vermont.