A number of years ago, Dave began to chop wood. He’s chopped for many people on Pender Island, young and old, working or retired, he’ll chop for whomever asks. And he does it all for charity, for exercise, for doing good for Pender’s small, close knit community.
As time went by, Dave attracted a team of choppers, a stalwart, loyal bunch who get together 2 or 3 times a week for the enjoyment and satisfaction of helping out. A few years ago they took on the goal of supporting a local woman, Jane McIntosh, in her mission to volunteer for two years on the Africa Mercy Ships. And so the Greenangels Woodchoppers was born. The team started supporting other charities, and have now raised thousands of dollars and helped many worthwhile programs on Pender and Mayne Island as well as abroad.
In a small corner of the world, peace and goodwill are happening. One cord of wood at a time. And the kinship that has developed amongst this mostly retired bunch is heartwarming. You can catch them many days at Slow Coast having their well deserved Americanos after a lengthy workout.
The Greenangels Woodchoppers Foundation was created as a registered non-profit society without charitable status and has a board of directors. All participants are volunteers. Over 95% of all monies raised supports worthwhile programs both on Pender Island, Mayne Island and internationally. The rest goes to supplies and repairs.
To see what we supported in 2015, click here.