The Group

Thank you for your interest in the Propane Dover fuel buying group. Established in 2009 to provide better heating fuel pricing with only 12 people, the group has grown to of over 1,100 participants entirely by word of mouth. Our coverage area includes all towns in Bennington and Windham counties.

The purpose is simple, help provide access to better home fuel pricing while supporting local 501c-3 groups.  In years past for an annual donation of $50 you gained access to our negotiated group pricing with Suburban Propane.  100% of enrollment fees are donated to local groups.

Given the outbreak of COVID-19 we are waiving all enrollment fees for this year, 6/1/2020 through 5/31/2021.  This is being done so that local communities most impacted the current economic headwinds have access to advantageous home fuel pricing.

Suburban’s only requirement is that your account be current and setup for automatic delivery. There is no pre-buy pricing offered. If you are using a different supplier Suburban Propane will swap your tank at no cost to you.

For those of you how can.  We are asking that if you can afford the $50 donation to please continue to do so by donating directly to the local charities listed below.  We are asking that if you can afford to donate more that you do so in support of those who cannot afford it today.  Please consider it!

Last year this group raised $57,950 from 1,149 individuals all donated to local 501c-3 groups.  This buying groups since its inception has raised over $387,000.  Of which 100% was donated.  Rough estimates indicate this group provided the collective membership $1,000,000+ in fuel price savings last year alone.

To join please email propanedover@gmail.com and provide the below information.  We will contact Suburban and notify them of your enrolment

Information needed from you:

  • Account Name
  • Delivery Address
  • Phone Number
  • E-mail Address
  • Number of gallons used annual (estimate is ok)
  • Price you are paying now per gallon

Deerfield Valley Rescue (DVR) is a not for profit ambulance service providing pre-hospital care and transport for our community since 1974.  DVR currently serves the towns of Wilmington, Dover, Whitingham, Halifax, Searsburg, Somerset, parts of Marlboro and Stratton.  The crew is made up of paid personnel and volunteers.  Much of the funding comes from the subscription drive every November and DVR urges everyone to consider signing up. It helps the service help you! They also rely on contributions from the towns and personal donations from the public. With the rising costs of health care and now with the current health crisis, it is paramount that they can maintain and hopefully grow this support. Deerfield Valley Rescue is committed to keeping the staff, volunteers, and the community healthy and safe. These times have presented them with many new challenges. Please consider supporting our local rescue squad so they can continue their work. You can donate through from our Web-site Dvrescue.org

The Deerfield Valley Community Cares fund (DVCC) has been in existence for 15 years.  It is a privately funded heating and fuel assistance fund for people who do not qualify for state or federal aid.  We help those people living in the seven towns of the Deerfield Valley when they run into tough times from illness, loss of work, prolonged bad weather, or other unexpected problems.  The Corona virus epidemic is currently causing income shortages for many of our neighbors.  We receive referrals from neighbors, school officials, town, medical or police officers, and fuel companies.  We pay for propane, oil, kerosene, coal, and wood and sometimes for furnace repairs.  We value the support of members from the Propane Dover fuel buying group each year, this group represents our largest source of funding.   Reports of what we have spent during each heating season are published in the local paper at the end of April.  You can donate through PayPal here.

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