Northern Tasmanians have once again demonstrated their altruistic nature with The Examiner's Winter Relief Appeal raising more than $71,000 for four local charities.
The amount will be split evenly across City Mission, the Salvation Army, St Vincent's De Paul and the Benevolent Society.
All four charities thanked Tasmanians for their generosity in this year's appeal.
City Mission client services operations manager Ray Green said "any support we can get from the Tasmanian community we're very much grateful for".
Launceston Benevolent Society's chief executive Don Jones said this year the charity was finding more homeless people, which was very sad to see.
"There's a whole host of people who suffer from it [homelessness]," Mr Jones said.
"It might be a family violence situation or things of that nature where they're suddenly out of home and need help.
"There are many things that can occur as to why somebody who normally is seen to be affluent is really not and you can't judge them by their cover. They really can be suffering without people knowing it."
The four charities will use the donated funds to purchase necessities such as food and vouchers as well as blankets, and provide rental and power bill assistance.
"Power is one of the bigger things at the moment because, sadly people tend to use bar heaters that chew up the power," Mr Jones said.
Salvation Army Captain Kevin Lumb added that people struggling with power prices due to older heaters were stuck in an endless cycle.
"They can't afford the new [heaters] so they're relegated to the old, which means it costs a lot more," Mr Lumb said.
"It's this cycle of being caught in those challenging circumstances."
St Vincent De Paul chief executive Lara Alexander said education and prevention at a young age were key to helping to stop people from falling into dire straits.
"Going back to basics in school and teaching good, practical skills that empower the future generation to get engaged and be resilient - that will further down the track transfer into an adult that finds its way around circumstances in life," she said.
"They've been empowered by knowledge and they're self-sufficient, so I think prevention is very critical."