Heating Help For Low-Income Families

As temperatures go down, utility-prices are going up. That makes it particularly difficult for many low-income families in the Lincoln area. There are more and more applications for heat-assistance through agencies like the Salvation Army and the Lincoln Action Program. L.A.P. Executive Director Brian Mathers, says among the reasons for the increasing need for help is the large number of immigrants from other countries who have settled in the area that are not used to colder climates. It's estimated that the number of immigrants in our area has risen to about 30,000.

For more information, contact the Salvation Army at 477-9276 or The Lincoln Action Program at 747-4515.