Warmth for Wake/Coalition is a program of volunteers from local churches and civic organizations who deliver firewood to needy families in Wake County every other Saturday morning from October through March. The program is coordinated by St. Paul’s Christian Church, who started the program more than 30 years ago. Originally bags of coal were delivered, hence the name “Coalition.” Volunteers from assigned churches meet at the Raleigh Yard Waste Facility on New Hope Road at 8:30 am on their designated Saturday. Work is usually completed by noon. WRPC is generally assigned one Saturday a year in January or February.
How Can You Help?
Volunteers are needed to operate chain saws and hydraulic splitters, load firewood into trucks, and deliver wood. Trucks and chain saws are supplied by volunteers. The splitters are supplied by COALITION. There are also opportunities for people who would like to be involved for more than one Saturday a year. This would include such things as maintaining equipment, and would be coordinated with St Paul’s Christian Church.