ABCCM Heating Assistance
This cold weather is causing an increase in demand at mountain charities as more and more people are coming to them for help.
Places like the Asheville Buncombe County Christian Ministries are seeing a sharp increase in the numbers of folks coming in for essentials like food and clothing. Just about as quickly as items are donated, they go right back out the door. Below freezing temperatures also lead to a jump in requests for home heating assistance.
"We've had several calls for the frail, elderly and disabled just on a fixed income, trying to make ends meet and stay warm, we want to keep people from freezing to death in their own home," said Executive Director Rev. Scott Rogers.
You can help by getting involved. ABCCM needs donations of supplies and money or even time as a volunteer. For more information, click here.