GreenAngels was founded by Dave Howe and Ina Timmer and many of their friends will remember the start as the “GreenAngels Wood Choppers", a team of retired men on Pender Island BC, who got together and began chopping wood for charitable causes. They're a stalwart, loyal bunch who get together a couple of times a week for the enjoyment and satisfaction of helping out the community. With an average age of seventy, they can likely out-chop many a younger man, and do it all by hand.
As a physical and social activity, Dave began the wood chopping service for islanders who needed to build up their winter fuel supply. Philanthropist, environmentalist and businessman that he is, Dave realized the potential in this simple service—people would be willing to donate funds for firewood, or donate downed trees from their property, and the resulting money could be used to support any number of important causes. With the indispensable support of his wife, and together with others of like mind, the GreenAngels Wood Choppers were born.
He's the infamous chopper on the island of Pender,
"Axe to the max", written on his back fender...
He can out-chop most men, he can out-chop a splitter,
Nowhere on the island is anyone fitter.
The choppers' first great cause was to help fund Jane McIntosh’s journey on Mercy Ships. (Read the story here.) Since then, and with the help of many dedicated, generous and untiring friends, the choppers have chopped and delivered delivered cords of wood to the tune of over $120,000 to support many worthwhile programs on BC’s Southern Gulf Islands and abroad.
In a small corner of the world, peace and goodwill are happening. One cord of wood at a time.
GreenAngels and the Wood Choppers wish to share our many adventures, experiences and connections with you: how we met the good people behind SeaWatch, how we learned about Christina Fast’s amazing SPECTrust, how we helped Jane with her Africa Mercy Ship goal and how these people continue to make a positive difference in the world. We’ll introduce you to good people doing good things for the planet and share opportunities for you to make an impact, whether you volunteer, donate or invest. The GreenAngels platform simplifies your search for organizations and companies who truly care about humanity and who strive to make the world a better place.
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