Father and twin sons cut 80 trucks of firewood and donate it to families in need

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It’s always good to see people getting united to help each other.

Stories like someone making a simple gesture but ends up making another person’s life better is what we all need to hear more. That’s why we should always appreciate people who are making good efforts to make the world a nice place.

Shane McDaniel and his twin sons Henry and Harrison are one of these nice people. Shane had always the tradition to harvest firewood with his father, and now he’s so excited to keep doing it with his 21-year-old sons..

Facebook / Shane McDonald

The family, who live in Lake Stevens, Washington, had their work cut out for them in the wake of a heavy storm.

As Shane explained: “I had a lot of wood I had to cut because of storm damage and trees that were taken down. It just kept piling up and piling up. Once it got to be such an amount of wood we decided we could do something better with it.”

Facebook / Shane McDonald

They put their heads together and settled on a solution that would not only clear the wood, but also help a deal of other people at the same time.

McDaniel, speaking to PEOPLE Magazine, said: “The Pacific Northwest is a pretty rugged area, it’s cold and wet. Once I started, I saw the need and my eyes were opened up. So many people were stopping and asking to buy it and we just started giving it away.”

Facebook / Shane McDonald

All told, the project ran from March through October 2018, during which time Shane, Henry and Harrison chopped enough firewood to fill a whopping 80 trucks.

Shane took to Facebook to issue a plea for collection. That’s right … they had more firewood than they knew what to do with.


Unsurprisingly, Shane’s post garnered plenty of attention. Most people were taken back by the family’s generosity, and there were even those who volunteered to help distribute the firewood to people unable to come and get it.

Good feeling

“It’s a pretty wonderful thing to see. You can just see this feeling of pride and sharing that I don’t think they had before,” Shane said.

“When you do good things for people, they don’t forget. I love helping people.”

Facebook / Shane McDonald
Facebook / Shane McDonald
Facebook / Shane McDonald

What a way to help the community, and what a way to show your compassion as a family! Shane, Henry and Harrison, we salute you!

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