We are a non-profit that donates firewood to families in need. We started about 15 years ago very small and just looking to try to make use of our surplus of wood from our Tree business. We found a need within our Church and there started the spark that is still going today. Our events are held several times a year to maximize the amount of wood we can supply and also to give more members of the community and opportunity to volunteer to serve those who primarily heat with wood, but cannot afford to purchase it. We have worked with over 100 families throughout the years and many of those come back to pay it forward. We are always in need of equipment such as chainsaws, wood splitters, and trucks for deliveries. We are also in need of donations of food for the event days. Typically these consist of Chili, soup, pastries, etc.
“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”
― Booker T. Washington
To primarily organize volunteers and contributed equipment and resources to fill the communities needs. Our primary focus has always been and will continue to be to gather, prepare (split and cut) and deliver fire wood to families and elderly disabled who, even today, utilize wood as a primary fuel source for cooking and heating.
Start A Spark of Central Virginia is simply about helping to provide a heat source for families who cannot otherwise afford to do so