North Star Leasing Donates Equipment to Firewood Donation Initiative in Vermont
OCT 20, 2020 - 7:07 am
North Star Leasing is donating a portable wood conveyor to Wood for Good, an initiative donating firewood to Vermonters who need to heat their homes.
Wood for Good is a fuel assistance program designed by Eric Axelrod of Jericho, VT, and his two sons to donate surplus firewood. The donated wood conveyor from North Star Leasing will help volunteers load wood into the initiative’s delivery truck, allowing more households to reap the benefits of the program.
“I’m amazed at the outpouring of support we’ve had for Wood for Good,” Axelrod said. “We’ve had a GoFundMe page that has done well, and people are donating both wood and their time. Having North Star Leasing give us a conveyor goes beyond that and will certainly help us meet our goal of helping our neighbors.”
North Star Leasing procured the 16-foot conveyor belt from Hud-Son Forestry Equipment in Barneveld, NY. The belt is being delivered to the Axelrods in mid-November. Hud-Son is assisting the cause as well, providing the conveyor belt to North Star Leasing at a discounted price.
“When we heard of Wood for Good’s effort, we knew right away that in our stable of manufacturers we could find the kind of equipment that would support the mission,” Dan Feeney, CEO of North Star Leasing, said. “Eric and his two sons have a really good idea to help out our fellow Vermonters, and it was a natural fit for us to provide the equipment that makes them more efficient.”
Additionally, North Star Leasing’s 40 employees volunteered to use their time to help split wood, load trucks or make deliveries.
Wood for Good has delivered about 20 cords of wood this year and can be reached here.
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