Pittsfield Residents Chop Wood for Needy Families 

Folks in Pittsfield spent this weekend cutting wood, not for themselves, but for those in need.

Christopher Hopkins, headmaster of Maine Central Institute, is collecting firewood for needy families.

About 40 cords of wood have already been delivered.

Hopkins and dozens of other volunteers spent the weekendcamped out behind the school, cutting tree length wood into stove length pieces, then splitting it.

Several splitters have been donated for use. Hopkins says he’s amazed by how the community’s come together to make the firewood project a success.

The Sappi corporation has already donated 30 cords of wood.

Local businesses and other individuals have also donated wood and money.

The wood will be available for pickup at the school using the honor system.