Richard Reeves receives service award

Richard Reeves has been awarded the N.C. Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service and the Elaine Kuhl Volunteer Service Award for his work to provide firewood to underprivileged individuals in Haywood County.

Sponsors such as Mountain Projects Community Action Agency and Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church assist him in acquiring logs and supplying gas to fuel his chainsaw while Reeves and volunteers supply the labor. During 2016, he delivered 299 cords of wood to help keep someone warm. Cords of wood normally sell for about $225 each, saving these people $67,275. 

Reeves has done all this with a budget of less than $4,000. 

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