Media Report Students’ Volunteer Efforts at Belfast Wood Bank

WABI (Channel 5) and the Bangor Daily News reported about a dozen students from the University of Maine Woodsmen’s Team and Society of American Foresters Student Chapter volunteered their services for Maine’s newest wood bank in Belfast. At Maine Grilling Woods in Waldo, the students helped chop nine cords of firewood that was purchased through a fundraising effort by Waldo County Woodshed, a nonprofit that seeks to provide firewood to low-income residents. “The students were so excited at the chance to volunteer,” Jessica Leahy, an associate professor in UMaine’s School of Forest Resources, told the BDN. “Students today care about making a difference. The Woodsmen’s Team trains nearly every day on their logging sports skills, so the chance to come down and work up some wood while helping others was the perfect fit for them.”