SOUTH BEND — Single-digit temperatures have caused a double-digit increase in people seeking help to pay their heating bills. Officials from the United Way say help is still available.
After the automotive industry's troubles, Phil Cable said he experienced one problem after another.
"We're on a very limited income right now," said Cable, who lost his job. "Still out there with the job search."
The hard knocks kept coming.
"I just had a cast on my arm and my other arm was in a sling for the last 90 days," Cable said.
Phil is on the road to recovery. His first stop brought him to the Stone Soup Community.
When volunteers aren't providing chili and cornbread by the piano at the Soup Kitchen in the basement of the United Methodist Church, volunteers are helping people in need, like Phil.