Senior Firewood Program

Since 1979, the Senior Firewood Program has provided extra warmth to low-income seniors by delivering firewood for winter. The group of dedicated volunteers cut, split and deliver the firewood to seniors in need in our community.

Program Details


  • Low-income seniors 60 or older who live in Western Nevada County and are struggling to heat their home.
  • Lives alone or with another age-eligible, low income senior


  • Our enrollment is full for the winter of 2023-2024. We are not accepting new clients at this time.

Firewood Removal

Thank you to our generous community!

We are not currently adding softwood removals to our waitlist; oak wood removals can be added to the list but there is still a significant wait.

GCSS gladly removes wood under the following conditions:

  • Trees must be down (we cannot fell trees).
  • Wood needs to be located within 10 miles of Grass Valley and accessible by vehicle.
  • We do not accept Grey or Foothill 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 or email us at:

Some of our Amazing Volunteers