A great father and his two good looking sons chopped enough firewood to fill 80 pickup trucks, and to top it off – they had no intention of selling it.
Instead, they gave it all away for free to people in need.
Shane McDaniel, who is a single father of six kids, said that he understands how difficult it can be to make it through a long, cold winter.
He and his sons immediately set to work, delivering the chopped firewood to hundreds of people in the local community who didn’t have money to heat their homes.
“We had our first big freeze now, and that’s why this is so important,” wrote Shane McDaniel. “If you know someone who BURNS WOOD, and they’re looking at a cold house this holiday season; maybe someone elderly or with small children in the house…then please help us help them.
My boys and I have cut and split nearly 40 cords of firewood this summer. It is seasoned and ready to warm homes where it is truly needed. It is more firewood than most people have ever seen, as I’m sure anyone who has driven past my house has noticed,” Shane wrote on his Facebook.
Understanding that the pride goes before the fall, some people seemed less than thankful when offered help.
“Some still just say, ‘Thanks… put it over there,’ and walk back in their house and never say another word or even come back out,” Shane said. “But I’m okay with that. Giving is the reward — it has nothing to do with how well it’s received, but it’s about how much it’s needed.”
Inspired by Shane’s generosity, dozens of volunteers have offered to lend their helping hands to the wood drive next year, with plans to cut even more trees and help more families.
Thank you, Shane, Harrison, and Henry, for all your selfless work to keep the home fires burning this freezing winter.
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