Single father-of-six Shane McDaniel, and his twins Henry and Harry spent last summer chopping enough piles of firewood to fill 80 standard-size pickup trucks.
Although the wood was valued at $10,000, Shane refused to sell any of it—all he wanted to do was to help others and give it away to those in need.
His family have worked hard to bring wood to hundreds of people, eager to help families who don’t have enough money to heat their homes.
“My boys and I are out working…even in the rain and snow, cutting and collecting storm damage downed trees everyday. It’s very heavy, difficult work but we are giving it our all,” Shane said.
He and his sons split most of the wood by hand “just for the challenge and work out,” he added.
His thoughtful and generous act has restored our faith in humanity!
We have disabled veterans who burned their last piece 2 weeks ago who only burn wood. The elderly, some of whom know hardly a soul….no son to call no daughter…no one. Not to mention the families who have lost everything to cancer…including their father. Some of them didn’t have jack shit before the cancer….and now they’ve lost that too. As a father of 6 I know it is impossible to keep kids from getting cold wet feet. It all weighs on me heavily. Please…if you have downed trees…Please be patient….my boys and I are out working…even in the rain and snow, cutting and collecting storm damage downed trees everyday. It’s very heavy, difficult work but we are giving it our all. Our first work party meets at Norm’s Market 9 a.m. Jan 12, 2019.Thank You for sharing, without you hitting that share button we would never be able to collect and deliver fraction of the firewood donations we are collecting Thank You—- Shane McDaniel
Posted by Shane McDaniel on Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Shane reached out to his community on Facebook, and offered to deliver wood for no cost to those who needed help to heat their homes near Lake Stevens, around 35 miles north of Seattle.
“No one goes cold in our hood this holiday season,” the 47-year-old wrote.
Soon, word of his kind act spread like wildfire and he received floods of messages thanking him, offering to help out and from those who needed firewood.
“Need more men like you what an amazing example for your sons. I just got done last week helping my son move the wood we have and re-stack it so I can only admire you even more. I will be sure to share your post,” one Facebook user commented.
“I know how much of your time and energy has been devoted to keeping those in need warm. I think what you gentlemen are doing here is the most thoughtful, selfless and undeniably beautiful act of kindness and giving. Thank you and God bless you,” another wrote.
We want to see more of these sorts of selfless acts in 2019, please!
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