Many in the mountains are looking for help in battling the bitter cold heading our way. Local non-profits are inundated with requests for heating assistance. ABCCM partners with the county to help nearly 6,000 households during the winter months.
Theodore Gray of West Asheville needs kerosene for his family of four.
"If we don't get the kerosene we won't have heat. And I'm on a fixed income, so I have to some way to receive some help," said Gray.
Last winter, ABCCM's effort with Buncombe County provided about $700,000 worth of heating assistance.