Thanks to everyone who helped create safes and warm spaces for our guests. Our first night was very successful and we are looking forward to our next one. See you all soon!
New volunteers, mark your calendars, orientation and training sessions are planned for:
Thursday, Nov. 21, 6:30pm, Valley Covenant Church, 3636 West 18th Ave, Eugene
Saturday, Dec. 7, 10am-Noon, Trinity United Methodist Church, 440 Maxwell Road, Eugene (River Road Area)
More orientations will be planned throughout the season.
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.
Standby is called 72 hours out if the night time averaged forecasted temperature is below 30 degrees. The first night of an activation is called 48 hours out if the averaged forecasted temperature is still 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.