Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Need Puts Pressure on Utility Aid Fund.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

* With their energy bills skyrocketing, more people are turning to PNM-Salvation Army program for help

On the $1,200 a month she makes as a cook in a Santa Fe restaurant, Terry Kain does the best she can to make ends meet for herself and her daughter.

Sometimes, though, a little help is needed to make sure the bills are paid.

"Thank God for these organizations like the Salvation Army," She said. "They've helped me a couple of times."

But the demand for one of the services provided by the Salvation Army is outstripping supply this winter.

The charity distributes money provided by the Public Service Company of New Mexico to help those who can't pay their gas and electric bills. …

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