United Way issues cord wood appeal!

How much wood would a woodchuck need if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

 Well it turns out that the United Way of Bruce Grey needs to chuck 405 cords of wood!


The United Way needs to raise $25 000 to meet this need.

 In order to better plan, and to respond to winter utility needs for the 2015-16 winter, the United Way has projected they will need to purchase 405 cord of wood.  Working with area wood suppliers the United Way has reached a deal with a summer price point.

It’s much easier for our various wood suppliers to manage our level of need if we order now, so we’ve reached out and made some purchases which will enable us to reach an average per cord price of around $62 per cord” explained United Way Executive Director Francesca Dobbyn.

The United Way reviewed the requests for the past winter:


77 families served at a cost of $45 425 or $590 per family

Projection with the advance purchase:

81 families served at a cost of $25 000 or $309 per family (avg cost)


There were families in the late winter of 2015 the United Way was unable to find wood for.

The United Way is more than halfway to its fundraising goal thanks in part to a fundraising Hockey game in Tiverton at the end of March.  The Canadian Union for Skilled Workers raised $6000 for the United Way as part of its annual hockey fundraising, and designated the funds to the wood project.

We’ve been fortunate to access some grants and other fundraising opportunities so we’re just $10 000 shy of our $25 000 goal, so we are appealing to the community help us meet this need” added Dobbyn.

To make a donation donors can visit donatetoday.ca (mobile friendly)mail or drop in to the United Way at 380 9th Street East or phone 519 376 1560.

For more information please call 211


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