When temperatures drop, heating bills can start to pile up for families across Massachusetts. Community advocacy groups say with pandemic unemployment and economic rollbacks, the number of people needing help to heat their homes this winter could soar.
They told Boston 25 News anchor Kerry Kavanaugh, there is now a scramble for funding happening right now to make sure everyone gets the help they need.
“This is about life and death this winter as much now as ever before,” said John Drew is president of the community action group, Action for Boston Community Development. Drew recently took part in a virtual roundtable to discuss the need he’s seeing on many fronts and he painted a grim picture.