Chainsaws for Charity - NYFOA Western Finger Lakes - Liftoff!

Just a quick post about a new NYFOA initiative.....Chainsaws for Charity.  NYFOA members generate firewood and the cash proceeds benefit various charities like Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County, Rotary Camp Onseyawa for Children, and the VFW, which helps our veterans.  The goal is $10,000 in the first year!  It's a stretch, but we'll see.  Want to learn more?  See below for contact info...we'd love your input.

That's David, Chris, Bill and Dale.  They are only four of the 20 NYFOA'ers already involved in the project.  NYFOA is chock full of great volunteers that are always willing to help.

Thanks to a generous donation of logs from Wagner Lumber, we were able to get started immediately...Thanks Wagner! 

Here's a summary of today's action...

The weather was just right and the camaraderie was great!   Eileen is not in the pictures, but she was responsible for bringing it all together with food and drink.  Thanks Eileen!
David staged the logs, Dale diced 'em up, Bill and Chris made splits and created the stacks, and Dean watched (what he does best...). 

Stats for Day 1:  Got to the site around 9:15 and set up.  I'd say the sawing and splitting started around 10.  We took it easy with a couple donut/sandwich/water breaks and we wrapped up shop around 2. 
In the end, there are 4+ face cords on the pallets waiting to be converted to cash.  This first load will likely end up as "bundles" for sale at Habitat for Humaity's ReStore in Canandaigua. 

If you're a NYFOA member and you're interested in helping Chainsaws for Charity, please send Eileen an email at:

If you'd like to make a small monetary donation to NYFOA to assist with Chainsaws for Charity costs, let Eileen know too.  We'll keep you all posted of progress.  Thanks!

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