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Jean Lutz Senior Firewood Program 

The Senior Firewood Program is a volunteer activity that has provided free firewood to low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area since 1982.

HOW TO QUALIFY

 Seniors & People With Disabilities, With Low Income & Living In Nevada County – Applications are given out and accepted during the month of July. GCCS will evaluate supply and notify qualified applicants that can be served. Qualified applicants that cannot be served will be placed on a waiting list for the next season. GCCS staff considers a variety of factors when qualifying an applicant. Some of the factors include: income, number of individuals in the household, distance from storage yard/ability to pick-up.

 

LIHEAP Program Participants – Individuals accepted into the Project Go Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may use firewood vouchers to obtain firewood. Call 273-4961 to set up a delivery.

 

Others – GCCS sells a limited amount of firewood to the general public to assist with cost of running the program. Firewood is delivered for a price of $275/cord of oak and $175 for a cord of pine. Call 273-4961 to set up a delivery.

 

DONATIONS

GCCS gladly accepts downed trees. Because the program is run by volunteers it can take several weeks to schedule a pick-up; but once you’re on our schedule, it only takes a few hours for our volunteers to cut-up and remove your tree. Trees have to be accessible and within a 10 mile radius of Grass Valley. Sorry, but we do not accept Digger Pine, slash, or trees that have been down for a long time.

 

To receive an application, donate wood or to volunteer to help us cut, collect, split or deliver firewood to low income seniors, call 273-4961