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Counties getting record-setting requests for heating assistance

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Richard Kremer, Wisconsin Public Radio

Counties say they're getting record numbers of calls from people seeking emergency heating assistance.

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Judy Demers directs Barron County's Health and Human Services Department. She says they normally get five to 10 calls a day for heating assistance, but the need is far greater this winter.

“We've been getting 70 to 80 calls a day over the past ... week and a half,” she said.

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