BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The early appearance of cold weather in the Boston area is taking a toll on low-income families who get fuel assistance.
John Drew, CEO of Action For Boston Community Development, told WBZ-TV that it's getting to be crunch time for many of those families.
"In January we have the cold, and then by that time, people who got benefits from us starting in November are running out of those benefts," he said. "They're running out now."
With cold weather predicted well into next week, the situation is going to get more challenging for families trying to stay warm.
"Right now, we're in crisis time because of the early time of having this kind of cold," Drew said.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports