The Stowe Rotary Club is bringing the annual Wheels for Warmth to Stowe again Oct. 25-26.
The event “is a creative, convenient, meaningful way for so many of us to help our friends and neighbors in need,” said Rotarian Tom Hubbs. “Those Vermonters in need of fuel assistance need to be at the forefront of our minds during those cold winter months.”
“All we need is for people to put their used tires in their cars or trucks and bring them to the Stowe Events Field next Thursday and Friday afternoons,” said Rotarian Heidi Scheuermann. “We will do the rest.”
The program, in its 14th year, collects used tires, and those that pass inspection are sold at the Wheels for Warmth Tire Sale on Saturday, Oct. 27, at affordable prices, about $30 per tire.
The sale on Oct. 27 runs from 7 a.m. to noon at Dubois Construction, 46 Three Mile Bridge Road, Middlesex, off Route 2 just west of Montpelier.
People who drop off tires that are no longer usable pay a disposal fee of $4.
All proceeds collected at the tire drop-off locations and at the tire sale go to Wheels for Warmth to distribute heating-fuel aid to Vermonters in need. The distributions are handled by the community action councils throughout the state.
The Stowe Events Field on Weeks Hill Road is the tire drop-off point for all of Lamoille County. Drop-off hours are 2 to 6 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday, Oct. 25 and 26.
Since 2005, Wheels for Warmth has raised more than $425,000 for emergency fuel assistance, sold 17,000 safe, affordable tires, and recycled more than 28,000 tires.