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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The cold weather has many people turning for help on their heating bill.

"Without them I probably wouldn't make it," said Tazaria Glover, a single mom of three who was trying to make ends meet until her water heater had to be replaced. "Trying to figure out ways to do it on my own; but there was no way."

Glover turned to the Salvation Army for emergency assistance to help pay her gas bill that she had to put behind to pay for a new water heater.

"We we are here to help any way we can," said LeeRoy Wilson, with the Salvation Army. Wilson says the organization is helping a lot of people right now in crisis situations. "We are seeing an increase of individuals who come in for assistance ... we also see an increase for the aging and adult population which is the older individual."

Wilson says right now help is only available for those in an emergency situation but starting at the first of the year anyone who meets certain qualifications can receive one-time assistance with their heating bill. Wilson says the aging population is encouraged to apply now.