The Waldo County Woodshed is completely out of wood. That means that families in need wont be getting heat for the rest of the winter months unless they get help.
An empty and cold shed in Searsmont replicates what a Waldo County home feels like without any heat. “We’re all out” said Dawn Caswell, the Waldo County Woodshed Treasurer
Waldo County Woodshed gave out 120 cords of wood this year, but they only have enough supplies for one more week. Caswell says there’s still three weeks left in winter, and they wont be able to provide to homes in need without donations. Although the weather in Maine has been suspiciously nice, Mainers know that it can change at the drop of a dime.
“There are places in town to go for meals, and healthcare, but there’s no place in town to go for short term heating assistance” said Seth Thayer, a volunteer at the Woodshed.
They’re hoping with donations they’ll be able to fill homes with heat for the rest of this winter, and the next. They’re only expecting the numbers of those in need to increase in 2018