Greene County firewood ministry helps heat those in need

Greene County firewood ministry helps heat those in need

By Leslie Ackerson/ WBIR

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 17, 2015) -- When the temperatures fall, most people can turn up the heat, but others don't have the luxury of a thermostat in easy reach.

One group is hard at work each week, to help provide those in need a little relief from the cold. Every Saturday from October to April, from dawn to dusk, you'll find the Greene County Firewood Ministry sawing away at donated wood.

The ministry started in 2008 as a way for the community to serve those who struggled to heat their homes in the winter. In their first year, they delivered around 75 loads of firewood. This year, they say they are on track to deliver around a thousand loads. It's an effort that brings volunteers of all ages, the youngest at 9 and the oldest at 81, and people from all walks of life. 

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Greene Co. Firewood Ministry includes several United Methodist churches, including Christ, Asbury, Trinity, and Mount Zion. See related story: "Greeneville man helped connect church and community" (The Call, 12/22/14)