The Heat Bank 2016/17 winter “heating season” came to an end on March 31st and statistics show it was the busiest one to date. On average, Heat Bank Haliburton County responded to one heat or hydro related emergency per day.

Of the 238 clients that were assisted, over 20 per cent were seniors and nearly 35 per cent of cases involved children.  While help was provided County-wide, the Highlands East and Minden Hills areas were the two regions where most clients resided.  Preparations are already underway for next winter.

A volunteer cutting and splitting day is planned to restock all of the regional wood banks and fund raising efforts are starting up to meet the anticipated need. 100 per cent of funds raised are used to assist clients with heating related emergencies.

For more details on the Heat Bank, go to their website.