203 E. Glendale St.
Dillon, MT 59725
The Dillon Wood Bank began as the result of a coffee hour conversation in October 1994 that, as best can be remembered, finished with the words, "We already have a Food Bank: why not a Wood Bank?" From a very modest beginning the Wood Bank served 374 individuals in 2010 with 210 cords of wood for heating and cooking purposes. The Wood Bank also distributed 60 dozen fresh farm eggs, rehabilitated 5 chain saws, and distributed them to physically able clients enabling them to become independent of the program; and distributed 100 hats and pairs mittens to the children of the program, Head start and the Sheridan and Dillon Food Banks.
The Wood Bank began the transformation to a Parish base ministry in November 2005 and completed that transformation in the fall of 2006. It is now known as The Tri County Wood Bank Ministry of St. James Parish, Dillon, Montana. Is an outreach program that keeps God's people warm.
Our original purpose was, and still is today, to serve the Christ in others by supplying needy individuals and families with heating or cooking fuel. The service is available 24/7/365 days of the year. A call to 596-3690 triggers our service.
We are always in need of few good women or men volunteers. Currently we are accepting donations towards the purchase of a used 1 ton pickup to replace one of our two ageing pickups.
We have developed a broad base of community support for which we are extremely grateful.
Father Harry Neeley, Wood Bank's Head Woodchuck
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH