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Warming hearts and homes since 2001

In the autumn of 2000, I had the idea to make an anonymous donation of a tank of heating fuel oil to a family in my town who might be struggling make ends meet, especially with the holiday coming. To do this, however, I needed to find a way to raise the money for this purpose . . . and thus, the start of Ski for Heat.In the autumn of 2000, I had the idea to make an anonymous donation of a tank of heating fuel oil to a family in my town who might be struggling make ends meet, especially with the holiday coming. To do this, however, I needed to find a way to raise the money for this purpose . . . and thus, the start of Ski for Heat.

Bob Stannard

In the autumn of 2000, I had the idea to make an anonymous donation of a tank of heating fuel oil to a family in my town who might be struggling make ends meet, especially with the holiday coming. To do this, however, I needed to find a way to raise the money for this purpose . . . and thus, the start of Ski for Heat.

December 2021

 

Dear Friends of Ski for Heat,

In the autumn of 2000, I had the idea to make an anonymous donation of a tank of heating fuel oil to a family in my town who might be struggling make ends meet, especially with the holiday coming. To do this, however, I needed to find a way to raise the money for this purpose . . . and thus, the start of Ski for Heat.

Over the next two decades, thoughtful individuals—pals, acquaintences, and strangers alike—businesses, and organizations have supported this local grassroots fundraiser (run and organized solely by volunteers), raising close to a half million dollars to help thousands of households in our corner of the state.

 

To have shepherded this process and witnessed the incredible kindness and generosity of spirit and deed—to see the goodness of a community that (who?!) cares--through all these years has been a blessing and an honor of a lifetime.

 

My gratitude to Tracy and Chuck at Wild Wings Ski Touring Center in Peru for graciously hosting this annual event and opening their beautiful trails and warming hut to us is beyond measure. My sincere thanks to Bob Stannard and Those (Amazing) Dangerous Bluesman for cheerfully providing a benefit concert every year since 2009, is heartfelt. The time, support, patience, and love that Laura and Peter gave to both Ski for Heat and to me are as immeasurable as my gratefulness. And the joy, dedication, and inspiration of all those many, many friends of Ski for Heat will never be forgotten.

If you came to this site, looking to make a donation:

  • Thank you for thinking of Ski for Heat.

  • Please consider making a donation to another local charity. You can let them know what program you would like your contribution to support. A couple of ideas would be:

    • BROC – Community Action  (Southwestern Vermont

    • Neighborhood Connections (Southern Vermont Mountain Towns)

    • SEVCA – Community Action (Southeastern Vermont

With wishes of peace and warmth in the year ahead,

Kindest regards,

Martha

 

 Martha Robertson      PO Box 1004, Washington, NH 03280      SkiforHeat@gsinet.net

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