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Heating assistance running out

January 4, 2008

Albany - - We've had to run our heaters more than usual this week, that means more South Georgians may have trouble paying their heating bill.

Every winter, the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council provides up to $250 for families who need help with heating costs.

The group has already helped more than 3,000 people this winter, including more than a thousand in Dougherty County.

Now, the money is almost gone and 2,500 people are still waiting for help.

Congress could give more money to the program, but the council director says that money wouldn't help this winter.

They got less money from the government this year.    

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