Waldo County Woodshed has received enough financial donations to begin distributing firewood to area families in need but is looking for help with delivery.

According to Dawn Caswell, about eight one-ton trucks are needed from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, to make deliveries. The wood is stockpiled in the Waldo area and interested drivers should contact Caswell by calling 322-6156.

Local business owner Bob MacGregor organized a meeting Jan. 7 at Waldo County Technical Center to gauge interest and see who would be willing to help with establishing the group, according to previously published reports.

About 2.1 percent, or 2.5 million, households use wood as the main fuel for home heating and about 7.7 percent, or 9 million, additional households use wood as a secondary heating fuel, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The EIA noted that all nine New England states also saw at least a 50-percent increase between 2005 and 2012 in the number of homes that use wood as the primary heating source.

One of the challenges MacGregor said he sees will be keeping up with demand once the wood bank is up and running.

There is significant demand for heating assistance in Waldo County, according to Keith Small, executive director for Waldo Community Action Partners.

Last winter, Small said WCAP provided heating assistance to 2,000 households. Of those, Small said 103 used wood as their primary fuel source to heat their home. However, he pointed out those numbers don't take into account those homes that use wood as a supplemental heat source.

Donations are still being accepted and can be dropped off at Out of the Woods in Belfast, or sent to Waldo County Wood Bank, c/o Out of the Woods, 48 Main St., Belfast, Maine 04915.

The group is nearly finished with the process to become a nonprofit, Caswell said. MacGregor previously noted donations are not tax-deductible at this time, but any amount will help.

Waldo County Woodshed can also be found on Facebook.