The Crestone Energy Exchange also offers several resources
to help those in community that cannot afford firewood:

We have a limited # of cords that can be offered with a work-trade situation.  Ability to run chainsaws, hydraulic log-splitters, hauling firewood or hand splitting, loading and stacking of firewood necessary to apply for this opportunity. 

Volunteer/Community Service
We also have spaces for people who would like to volunteer to help us collect, process and deliver wood and offer opportunities to fulfill community service agreements through the courts and restorative circle contracts.

Please contact Donovan Spitzman at 303-868-6352 or

Free Firewood
If you are in need of financial assistance to purchase firewood AND you are not physically able to do manual work, you can apply for the Free Firewood from NHN.  Please consider offering volunteer hours for other projects that do not include heavy physical labor. 

Neighbors Helping Neighbors assistance application:

Please contact Mary Lowers at 719-256-4185 or

Hearth of the Baca
Hearth of the Baca was the Emergency Firewood Project and has been in operation for 3 years on a small, word-of-mouth scale and has grown exponentially in 2020. This project is intended for the emergency supplement of firewood to help bridge the gap until a larger, long term supply of firewood can be arranged. Corez Hines and Christina Lakish run this service in their spare time around their regular work for Baca Grande Emergency Services. The firewood has been donated by the Baca Grande POA (common areas & green belts), and by private homeowners and removed by Baca Grande Fire Department personnel in the process of mitigation projects. 

We deliver approximately one fifth of a cord to those in crisis who are physically and financially unable to obtain firewood for heat. This service is provided on the basis of our availability, and we often cannot deliver wood on short notice due to our primary obligations to our work in emergency services. We work in collaboration with the Crestone Energy Exchange and Neighbors Helping Neighbors to assist as many residents in need as possible. Wood supply is limited, so we ask that requests be restricted to only true crisis situations. 

Requests may be sent via TEXT MESSAGE to Christina Lakish at (970)404-5199.