BMR aims to heat food bank clients’ homes
Ken Boje, owner of Winchester BMR, is getting ready to deliver Eco-Energy Logs to around 40 families in the area. (Michelle Vallee, mykemptvillenow.com staff)
Winchester BMR is teaming up with the House of Lazarus and Community Food Share to make houses a little warmer this winter. Heat for the Holidays provides food bank clients with a month’s supply of wood.
The program delivered 28 loads of Eco-Energy Logs to families in Kemptville, Chesterville and Finch last year. Delivers are slated to start just before Christmas and run through to the end of February.
BMR owner Ken Boje says the program will help around 40 families this year. He noted people can call either food bank to sign up for the program or refer someone in need.
Boje explained this is the third year for Heat for the Holidays, which continues to grow annually. He says donations make the program possible.
Boje noted $20 will provide three families with insulation kits, through Project Warmth, and $63 will cover a week’s supply of Eco-Energy heating. A $252 donation covers an entire month, he explained.
Boje says people can drop by the House of Lazarus, Community Food Share or BMR to make a donation. He noted corporate sponsors are also needed.