Community Action Partnership, or CAP, is one of those agencies in St. Joseph.
Since Oct. 1, CAP has processed 1,448 applications for assistance as part of its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP.
The organization also has some applications pending because others have priority, meaning their heat has already been shut off.
"It's really important because as temperatures drop and money is scarce folks are really scrambling to ensure that their lights are on, their heat is on," said Gina Smith, outreach coordinator.
CAP receives funding from the federal government, but also takes private donations.
To make a donation, contact Gina Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (816) 344-5010.