Tom Worcester wood carving Thank you, to everyone who has donated to this cause. Many will receive assistance from your generosity and from Tom and his gift.

The lucky winner of Tom's statue is Kathy Alcott from Hopkinton, NH. She will allow us to use the statue once each year to help us raise awareness and to support the gift of a free cord of firewood to a deserving person in the community.

Our little community is so special, even for all of New Hampshire. In the New England-led tradition, our families teach their children by doing.

If a neighbor is elderly, or medically has trouble getting around, then someone just steps forth to shovel a walkway, sand some steps, or plow a driveway.

If a neighbor is exhausted from day-in and day-out caring for a loved one, then someone steps forward to run errands, or get groceries or walk pets.

If a neighbor’s pipes break, causing flooding in the house, you loan a sump pump if you can, if not offer them shelter.

About 12 years ago when friends found it almost impossible to keep up with rising costs of fuel, the Contoocook Carry Fund, through its Triathlon (www.contoocookcarry.org) and generous donations from residents and businesses was able to give oil, propane, kerosene and wood.

To supplement this effort,  the Congoran family also started the Sean Powers Wood Bank in 2008 (www.woodforwarmth.org). Since its inception,  each November great numbers of men, women and youngsters just magically appear to cut, split and stack firewood for their neighbors for emergencies.   Others come with trucks to take the wood  out to many in the community , giving them a head start in facing the harsh conditions of our New Hampshire winters.

That day (first Saturday after Veterans Day) will always remain a blessing, as much for those who are involved with the preparation and giving of the wood, as it is for those who are the happy recipients.


Our Volunteer Board Members

Tom Congoran, President
Chris Lawless, Treasurer
Joyce Rose, Secretary
Amy Metcalf
Heather Mitchell
Pete Mosseau

Mary MacHarg Congoran, Director of Activities

Work crew at the Sean Powers Wood Bank

Work crew at the Sean Powers Wood Bank

None of our neighbors should have to choose between purchasing medicine, buying sufficient food, or keeping their aging parents, or their children warm.

It is incumbent upon all of us to care for those who need our help.

A Community Working Together to
Meet the Winter Needs of Many

The Contoocook Carry Community Fund is dedicated to providing:

fuel assistance types

And emergency wood from the Sean Powers Wood Bank.

Contact Mary at 568-2783

We will confidentially do our very best to help with fuel needs,
emergency wood access and some furnace repair, if resources permit.


OTHER ASSISTANCE RESOURCES

Churches

Countryside Community
Pastor Brian

St Andrews Episcopal
Father Luis

United Methodist
Pastor Patricia

St. Theresa’s
Father Thom

First Congregational
Reverend Gordon

The Community Action Program (CAP) in Warner – 456-2207

Federal Fuel Assistance Program—one monetary grant per household to go to vendor for fuel assistance.

  • Help with fuel bills
  • Help with furnace repairs
  • Help with housing and electric concerns
  • Many other services

Hopkinton Human Services call Marilyn Bresaw – 746-3170

  • Help from the town Welfare Heating Assistance Fund
  • Direction and help with other issues
  • Help with housing and electric concerns
  • Emergency help from wood bank