FOREST INDUSTRY HELPING NEEDY

 

During these economically difficult times that many Wayne County residents face, the Professional Forest Industry Association (ProFIA) members are making a positive difference in one of their areas of expertise, providing wood fuel to heat area homes.

ProFIA’s annual program called “Fuel for Friends” was successfully completed again this winter. With input from the general public, church groups, and ProFIA members a list was developed of families that heat their homes with wood and would benefit from a free cord of firewood. Delivery was recently completed to several Wayne County households by ProFIA in the spirit that we all have talents that we can contribute to help one another.

ProFIA is a local organization dedicated to the proper management of our forests and the education of its members, mostly local foresters, timber harvesters, saw mills and veneer buyers and can be reached at P.O. Box 81, Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431. If you know of a family that is having trouble paying for fuel to heat their home and they use wood for supplemental or primary heat, please mail the name and address to ProFIA for consideration.