As the weather turns cold, please help local ‘Heat for Holidays’ and ‘Project Warmth’ campaigns

Winchester BMR proprietor Ken Boje is storing two dozen skids of fireplace logs ready for delivery to families in need this winter, as part of Project Warmth. (The trailer in the BMR parking lot was loaned to the cause by Ed Duncan at JED Express.) Boje sources the product at cost for the campaign organizers and has several more skids on the way. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

The video above outlines the premise of ‘Heat for the Holidays’ during the then-new program’s debut in 2017.

The Editor:

Community Food Share (CFS) and House of Lazarus (HOL) are once again teaming up with Winchester BMR to make homes a little warmer this winter.

In 2017, the trio joined forces to deliver 180 single-window insulation kits and 58 multi-window insulation kits to Dundas County’s vulnerable sector through Project Warmth and 10 one-ton loads of Eco-Energy Logs through Heat for the Holidays.

The response to these programs last winter was overwhelming. This year, the group is hoping to do more.

During last year’s Heat for the Holidays program with every house we delivered to, we could see the clear need for assistance. Many residents were using blankets to close off parts of their home in an effort to conserve heat. In fact, we’ve heard from more than one family who has spent the winter without heat, forced to wear their outdoor coats, hats, and mitts indoors. This should not be happening. No one should have to live this way.

We’re hoping when people, businesses, and community groups make their seasonal donation decisions this year, that they will consider donating to support one or both of these programs. Any and all donations will be gratefully accepted.

A $20 donation will provide window insulation kits for three families, while a $63 donation will supply a week’s worth of Eco-Energy Logs and a $252 donation will supply a month’s worth of Eco-Energy Logs to a family in need this winter.

Your donation can be mailed to Community Food Share, PO Box 32, Winchester, ON K0C 2K0.

Questions? Please call: House of Lazarus (613-989- 3830) or Community Food Share (613-898-0781). We look forward to your support.

Ian McKelvie
Community Food Share 

Cathy Ashby
Executive Director
House of Lazarus



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