Discounted firewood to be offered for low-income seniors

EUREKA, CA. – Older folks with low to moderate income can stay warm this winter for less the price.

The Humboldt Senior Resource Center, in conjunction with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Work Alternative Program, will be offering low-cost firewood vouchers as chilly temperatures start to set in this winter.

Vouchers will be priced on a sliding scale based on household size and income, specifically for homes with adults 55 and older.

“For many of the seniors, that wood is how they heat their home and they’re counting on it,” said Humboldt County Senior Resource Center’s Barbara Walser, “This year the sheriff’s office was able to provide a thousand cords. It really is such a win-win program for this community, it helps the sheriff’s office, the Humboldt Senior Resource Center, it helps the seniors, and it helps those who are trying to do some community service time.”

Initial sales this month will be for those who have yet to use the program this year.

Vouchers will become available starting Tuesday November 28 at the Humboldt Senior Resource Center on a first come, first served basis, and can be redeemed starting December 2 at the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program lot in Eureka.

For more information, you can contact the Humboldt Senior Resource Center activities team: 707-443-9747, ext. 1240.