EGAN WARMING CENTER PROTOCOL:
In our protocol we deal with averaged forecasted temperatures and the actual temperatures can end up being very different. We live in Oregon where the temperatures change rapidly.
Our weather team is constantly monitoring the temperature projections. We will no longer be calling Standby at 72 hours, in order to reduce any confusion that might arise when we end up not activating and to give us a better chance of making the correct call. The first night of an activation will still be called 48 hours out if the averaged forecasted temperature is below 30 degrees. Consecutive activation nights will be called 24 hours out if the averaged forecasted temperature remains under 30 degrees. We strive to make the call by 6:00 pm.
The Egan Warming Center is a coalition of community members representing service providers, religious congregations, nonprofit support agencies, social activist communities and local government who have come together to ensure that homeless people in Lane County have a warm and safe place to sleep when temperatures drop below 30 degrees between November 15th and March 31st.
Please take a moment and consider how you and/or your organization or business can get involved this winter season. To help in a shelter this winter, please attend a new volunteer orientation and training.