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  • Who can apply?
    We encourage everyone who would encounter barriers in maintaining a firewood supply through the winter to apply!
  • Do you deliver?
    Yes, all application approvals are provided with split firewood delivered right to your door, 100% free of charge. Rocky Mountain Warm Hands Initiative will never ask for payment for its services.
  • Where does Rocky Mountain Warm Hands Initiative deliver?
    Currently, we are servicing the immediate foothill communities outside of Boulder and Golden, CO. We encourage applications from all over Boulder, Jefferson, and Gilpin counties!
  • Isn't logging bad for the enviroment?
    We are centered in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Range. No one appreciates the serenity of nature more than us. Rocky Mountain Warm Hands Initiative ONLY sources our firewood from sustainably harvested forestry efforts that correspond with existing fire mitigation efforts. Without these fire mitigation efforts, wildfires would become more and more prevalent. It is a win-win situation for our community!
  • Would you down trees on my property?
    We appreciate everyone who reaches out to help our cause. Currently, we are unable to offer services such as tree felling. We harvest our logs from designated lots in Boulder, CO. While we always can pickup split firewood donations, we are currently not picking up full trees.
  • What kind of wood is provided?
    The wood we deliver is a combination of various Colorado-sourced hardwoods and Ponderosa Pine. In an effort to fit a variety of applications, logs are cut at 12 inches. All wood is stored and seasoned for at least 12 months.
  • How much wood is provided to approved applications?
    Our goal is to supply as many households as possible. The amount of wood delivered depends on the submitted need statement on the application, as well as the available supply at Rocky Mountain Warm Hands Initiative. You can expect anywhere from a face cord (4ft x 8ft x 1ft), to a full cord (4ft x 8ft x 4ft).
  • Can I apply each year?
    Yes! Receiving a firewood delivery for one winter has no bearing on the next. You could be approved year after year if you submit an application each year. Applications typically open around the New Year for the following winter. Applications are accepted until July.
  • When will my application get reviewed?
    We collect applications immediately after submission. This collection period extends through the summer. Applicants will not be notified until August in an attempt for us to give an accurate approval letter describing the amount of wood provided. We do not prioritize early submissions. Each application will get thoroughly reviewed and considered after the application deadline in July.
  • When do you deliver the wood?
    We deliver the wood during early autumn to get ahead of the cold fronts. Expect to receive an email at the address provided on the application to coordinate a date and time. This email typically is sent in August.
  • What are donations used for?
    Each monetary donation goes 100% to providing more applicants with firewood for the winter! We do not pay out salaries or incentives to anyone involved with the Rocky Mountain Warm Hands Initiative. Your generous gifts go towards maintaining and obtaining the necessary equipment and disposables involved with processing the firewood and delivery.
  • Are my donations tax deductible?
    Yes! We are an approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered with both the State of Colorado and the IRS. You may deduct charitable contributions of money or property made to Rocky Mountain Warm Hands Initiative if you itemize your deductions. Generally, you may deduct up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income, but 20 percent and 30 percent limitations apply in some cases. Consult a tax professional for more information and read this article from the IRS:
  • Can I donate unused firewood?
    Yes! We will coordinate a date and time with you to come pick up your firewood donation. We can provide a receipt for your donation upon request. Reach out to our email at to learn more.
  • What does a typical volunteer day look like?
    We are always excited to hear from people wanting to get involved and help! No matter your experience or abilities, there is a place for you at the Rocky Mountain Warm Hands Initiative. We can coordinate times to assist in splitting and stacking supplies, as well as loading supply from our sustainably sourced logging lots. Additionally, we would love to hear from those with existing equipment willing to provide their services and time towards building our supply.

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