Kansas City, Missouri 2021-10-14 20:35:00 –
Kansas City, Missouri (KCTV)-Rising utility bills can pose additional challenges for families already struggling.
The Salvation Army said it was already preparing for the winter and was collecting coats, hats and gloves to distribute when the temperature dropped.
Jennifer Steph, housing services manager for the KC Metro Area, said the Salvation Army and other nonprofits are also collecting donations to Project Warms to help families pay for gas and electricity.
“You have to keep the lights on,” she explained. “With rising costs, nothing is paid. Our car gas is up. Everything is up. Salaries aren’t going up to offset it.”
Earlier this month, the US Energy Information Administration said most families would see an almost 30% increase in utility bills this winter from last year.
Step said families experiencing difficulties should not hesitate to contact the organization for help.
“Don’t wait for the disconnect. Don’t wait for the crisis,” she said. “If you are short and know that the utility bill will be paid, come to us. No judgment. Everyone is suffering, everyone is experiencing it. We Let’s help. “
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