Senior Firewood Program

The Senior Firewood Program was established in 1979 to assist low-income senior households in Nevada County to stay warm in the wintertime. The wood provided is split to 16″ length and is a mix of pine, fir, and cedar.

Program Details


  • A Nevada County resident living in Western Nevada County
  • 65 years of age and older
  • Lives alone or with another age-eligible senior. This program is not intended to support multi-generational families.
  • Low income


  • Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2019-2020 season
  • Email completed application to info@goldcountryservices.org or mail to P.O. Box 968, Grass Valley, CA 95945
  • Paper applications can be picked up at the Congregate Cafe from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • The administration will notify applicants in writing of the status of their application in early August

Firewood Removal

GCCS gladly removes wood under the following conditions:

  • Trees must be down (we cannot fell trees).
  • Wood needs to be located within 10 miles of GV and accessible by vehicle.
  • We do not accept Digger Pine, kindling or remove slash; sorry!
  • At this time, our Softwood Yard is full – we currently have a long waitlist to remove wood. Thank You!

To donate wood, please call (530) 615-4541.

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