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Program: SENIOR FIREWOOD PROGRAM - GCSS

Agency: GOLD COUNTRY SENIOR SERVICES


Resource Number: 4661693
Description

10/30/23 - Senior Firewood program is FULL FORWINTER 2023-2024. People who want to APPLY for winter 2024-2025 can call GCSS at 530-615-4541 to be added to a list. Ask for Sonia.
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The Senior Firewood Program provides qualified seniors a limited amount of pine/fir to supplement their other home heating sources when wood is available. Also accepts donations of wood as able.

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone wanting to apply to receive wood or donate wood should call to learn the current status of the program. Wood supplies generally run out each season and there are not always enough volunteers to accept wood donations. Call 530-615-4541 to learn when applications open and whether donations are currently being accepted.

At times when the Senior Firewood Program is out of wood, Project Go may be able to help both Nevada & Placer County residents if they are income eligible for LIHEAP (they do not need to be seniors, just income qualified). Call 916-782-3443.

Seniors may qualify for the Senior Firewood Program if they meet the following criteria:

  • A Nevada County resident living in the Greater Grass Valley area
  • Individuals/couples must be at least 60 years of age, frail, with a very low-income, who need assistance in heating their home to avoid the risk of exposure.
  • Income eligible (provided by GCSS)
  • Lives alone or with another age-eligible, low income senior

The Gold Country Senior Services Senior Firewood Program usually begins accepting applications for the next winter season in June.

How to apply:

Applicants will be notified in writing of the status of their application.

Firewood Removal

GCSS can remove wood under the following conditions:

  • Trees must be down (GCSS cannot fell trees)
  • Wood needs to be located within 10 miles of Grass Valley and accessible by vehicle
  • GCSS does not accept Gray Pine, kindling, or remove slash
  • GCSS must have enough volunteer help and storage capacity to remove the wood.

To donate wood, please call 530-615-4541 oremail GCSS at: info@goldcountryservices.org.

This resource is eligible for electronicreferral.






Program Phones:
530-615-4541Business Line
530-273-0785Fax

Main Contact
Nicole Grimes
Finance Director
530-615-4541

ngrimes@goldcountryservices.org
Senior Administrator
Leslie Lovejoy, RN, PhD
Executive Director
530-615-4541
Executivedirector@goldcountryservices.org

Website: www.goldcountryservices.org
Email: info@goldcountryservices.org

Program Information
SENIOR FIREWOOD PROGRAM - GCSS  
Location: 206 Providence Mine Rd Suite 118
Nevada City, CA 95959
(Map)

Hours of operation
Program Hours:

Open:
Closed:
Mon
9:00 AM
4:00 PM
Tue
9:00 AM
4:00 PM
Wed
9:00 AM
4:00 PM
Thu
9:00 AM
4:00 PM
Fri
9:00 AM
4:00 PM


Description: The wood storage yards are located in Grass Valley.
Disabilities Access: On site parking, wheelchair accessible
Mailing Address: PO Box 968, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Service Area:
Defined coverage area:
CA-Nevada County

Program Delivery
Eligibility: Individuals/couples must be at least 60 years of age, frail, with a very low-income, who needs assistance in heating their home to avoid the risk of exposure. Adults Females Males
Languages: English
Application Process: GCSS sends out and accepts applications each year between July 1st and August 15th. Call to request an application.
Payment methods:
Program Fees: No fee for qualified seniors. Funding for the program is derived from selling a portion of the wood collected for $275 per cord. This price includes free delivery within 10 miles of Grass Valley.
Service Area: Western Nevada County
Defined coverage area:
CA-Nevada County


Custom fields
Disabilities Access - check all that applyACCESS - Fully accessible to people using mobility aids; NOT APPLICABLE – service is online or via phone or text
Categorized as:
Utility Service Payment Assistance
Utility Service Providers
Firewood Stockpiling * Older Adults
Firewood Stockpiling * Adults With Disabilities/Health Conditions


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Verification

Person at the resource who last verified this information:
Last Verified On: 10/30/2023
Last Verified By: Sonia Jimenez
Title: Admin. Coord.
Phone Number: 530-615-4541
Email Address: info@goldcountryservices.org
 

Agency Background

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Tax Status: 501(c)(3)
Legal Status: Nonprofit - Incorporated
Funding: Area 4 Agency on Aging; Donations; Other Federal Funding; USDA;





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