Rapides sheriff’s office to start selling firewood on October 1
ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana – Next month, people can order firewood from the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office and in doing so help the community and inmates.
Sheriff Mark Wood has started a firewood project that can help recycle the many trees felled by recent hurricanes and winter storms.
Priority for wood will go to elderly and disabled residents of the parish, but anyone can purchase up to two ricks from October 1. Each rick costs $ 60 and sales are by money order only.
Wood said the goal was not to make a lot of money. Proceeds will go towards maintaining the chainsaws and log splitters, and some will go to the Sheriff’s Office Inmate Welfare Fund, which helps inmates without families buy things like shoes.
According to a comment on Facebook, the project is located on Vandenburg Drive between the Cenla Shrine Club and the FEDEX warehouse.
“We will start selling stacks of firewood on Friday October 1st. We would like to prioritize our community of elderly and disabled, but it will be open to the public with a limit of two ricks, ”said Sheriff Wood. “It’s a way for our prison population to give something back to our community.
They say a rick, which will typically be 4 ‘high by 8’ wide and 16 ” deep, will cost the public $ 60.00.
Customers will go to the Corrections Guard Shack on John Allison Drive and pay for the firewood with MONEY ORDERS ONLY. A receipt will be given to the customer and they will proceed to the lumber yard on Vandenburg Drive and there the inmates will load the lumber they have purchased. Proceeds from sales will go towards the upkeep and upkeep of lumberyard equipment and a portion will go to the Inmate Welfare Fund which is used to purchase basketballs and other sports equipment. and work clothes or work boots for prisoners in economic need.
No money goes directly to an inmate.
Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with the exception of statutory holidays and the first Wednesday of each month, as this same team is assisting another project. Please call 318-709-8489 to check availability.
We ask any local arborists or cutters to contact us if they need a place to bring and dispose of their trees, hardwood only. Call us at 318-709-8489.
* Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. excluding public holidays and the first Wednesday of each month
* $ 60 per rick – MONEY ORDERS ONLY
* two ricks maximum
* Priority seniors and disabled
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