Firewood Bank of the Ruby Valley received a helping hand
DNRC firefighting team chips in
The Firewood Bank of the Ruby Valley (FBRV) meets every Thursday morning. just outside of Sheridan to cut, split and stack wood for their charitable cause. Last Thursday, Aug. 4, the FBRV was met with a pleasant surprise. A DNRC team of firefighters from Dillon had driven by and seen the sign indicating the work that is done there. They called up Don Snyder and asked how they could help.
“Seven of the members of this group traveled to our work site just south of Sheridan last Thursday, spending several hours cutting, splitting and stacking firewood in support of our charity work here in the Ruby Valley. As you may know, our volunteers at FBRV are mostly in the seventy year old age bracket as they work to cut, split and deliver over 110 cords of firewood each year to well over thirty of our neighboring families who are unable to care for themselves in that regard. That influx of hard-working young energy was most welcome, you can be sure,” wrote Frank Ford, financial director of the FBRV to Tim Egan, the DNRD team’s supervisor in Dillon.
“They were just a bunch of good, clean cut hard working kids. They went away saying maybe they could come back again,” commented Ford. The FBRV meets every Thursday at 9 a.m. and once a month on Saturdays. Anyone is welcome to join.