Thanks from Hoonah

I would like to thank Sealaska Corporation/Timber, Channel Construction, the City of Hoonah and Huna Totem Corporation for supplying the residents of Hoonah with firewood. Your donation of time and resources greatly reduces the cost of fuel for many homes in Hoonah.


First, I’d like to thank Sealaska Timber for donating the wood for firewood use. Your sacrifice of this valuable resource demonstrates your care and willingness to help our community at a personal level with heating their homes.

Next, I’d like to than Channel Construction for bringing the wood from Long Island to Hoonah. Without your company and kindness to the people of Hoonah I do not think as many families would benefit from the wood. I can feel the excitement when the wood is brought from Long Island to Hoonah. People are talking and getting chainsaws sharp and ready. I enjoy it when we are cutting wood. The first couple of days people are visiting with each other, laughing and telling stories. It’s good clean fun which creates lasting memories.

Next, I’d like to thank the City of Hoonah for cooperating with Sealaska Timber, Channel Construction and Huna Totem for providing an easily accessible area in which to place the wood. I’d like to thank you for the manpower and equipment you donate to position the wood for cutting.

Finally, I’d like to thank Huna Totem Corporation for allowing Sealaska Corporation/Timber to store their wood on Huna Totem land. Your willingness to cooperate with Sealaska Timber benefits all the people of Hoonah and aids in keeping the wood in a place, which facilitates quick transport.

Without the kindness and cooperation of Sealaska Corporation/Timber, Channel Construction, the City of Hoonah and Huna Totem Corporation none of this would be possible. I would like to extend a big thank you from myself and on behalf of the Hoonah residents for providing firewood for us. I hope you can all continue to have a good relationship which benefits the people of Hoonah and also helps to preserve Sealaska standing timber.


Jack Lee of Hoonah


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