SOU’s Civic Engagement Program and JCFC hosting a woodcut to benefit low-income families

If you go to the wood cut, be sure to chop the wood, not the sign!

The cold of winter is creeping up on Jackson County and many low-income residents are without heat each year.

To combat this, Southern Oregon University’s Civic Engagement Program is teaming up with the Jackson County Fuel Committee for a wood cut this Saturday.

Participants will meet at the loading dock on the back side of the Stevenson Union at 8 a.m. From there, the group will make their way to the JCFC offices for the wood cut. Individual jobs will be determined at the facility, such as wood cutting or delivering.

Participants will need to sign up in advance through the Civic Engagement Club webpage on the SOU website.

“We are trying to provide [low-income families] a free way to heat their homes in the winter,” said Civic Engagement Club President, Kimmy Combs. “Everyone should be comfortable in their own homes, but that’s hard when it’s an igloo”.

Food will be provided, which Combs said is usually donated by a local resident.

For more information, please contact the Civic Engagement Club at engage@sou.edu or call the Jackson County Fuel Committee at 541-488-2905.

You can also visit the Civic Engagement Program’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SOUCivicEngagement for announcements about upcoming programs and events.

The Civic Engagement Club meets every Friday at 2 p.m. in SU 306.

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