Friday, December 8, 2017
7:30pm – All Ages
2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405
Hosted by Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette, 541-345-8986. Please join the Eugene Caldera Songwriters Group for an evening of community, celebration and song to benefit Egan Warming Center! A requested donation of $5-$20 goes entirely to Egan Warming Center. Donations of clean warm hats, gloves, blankets, coats, sweaters, socks, pillows and toiletries will be greatly appreciated! All are welcome. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Music by Cross Current, Jeffrey Martin, Laura Golden, Della Perry, Do Mi Stauber, Rosie Huck, Willie McEachern, Stacy Henly, Curt Masterson, John Shipe, Rene Minz, Bob Brasted, Kathy Marshall, Dave Taylor, BW and more!
The 2016/2017 season was the most intense since Egan Warming Center began. We had 731 more unique guests than the 2015/2016 season. That was due in part to severe weather and in part due to the continued growth of our homeless population.
We were able to answer the cold-weather call with the cooperation of our sites, Central Lutheran Church, Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, First Christian Church, First United Methodist Church, Lane Community College (main campus), St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Springfield Seventh-day Adventist Church and Valley Covenant Church. Without their participation and dedication, the Egan Warming Center would not be possible.
Because of our trained volunteers, we were able to open our sites to provide safety and warmth to our guests during an exceptionally harsh winter. Our volunteers worked tirelessly, often changing personal plans and working consecutive nights to make certain our sites were adequately staffed. There are no words to describe how grateful and honored I am to work with such amazing and selfless people. Volunteers, thank you so very much!
The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, which administers the Egan Warming Center, continues to work very hard, providing management, equipment and logistical support that are essential to our operations. Our community partners also did an amazing job providing for the needs of our guests. Without Food For Lane County, we would not be able to serve our guests dinner and breakfast; food they so desperately need. ALSCO continues to launder our blankets, and, believe me, it was not an easy task to keep us stocked with clean blankets this past season. LTD provided us with bus passes for our guests on mornings after each activation. Without financial assistance from Lane County, we would not be able to pay for logistical materials, supplies, and more. As it has in the past, CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets) served on our training team, helping volunteers and guests in many ways. Television stations KEZI, KMTR, and KVAL, and other media outlets including The Register-Guard, Eugene Weekly, KLCC, and KVRM deserve a shout out for helping us with much needed news coverage during our season to promote awareness. Fundraisers, donations of money and materials from individuals and organizations provide essential support. There are too many other people and organizations to mention but we appreciate and are grateful for all of them.
The Egan Warming Center is able to operate thanks to the efforts of so many amazing people. Thank you so much. It is an honor to work with you all.
Shelley Corteville Director, Egan Warming Center
NEW VOLUNTEER TRAINING AND ORIENTATION
November 21st from 6pm to 8pm
Location: First Christian Church 1166 Oak St., Eugene
MAYA LOVE (with special guest Joanne Broh) and LOVE TRUFFLE will pay tribute to the music of GEORGE HARRISON on Saturday, February 25 (his birthday) at 7pm. The performance will be a benefit for The Egan Warming Center and take place at Sam Bonds Brewing at The Foundry, 540 E. 8th Ave. in Eugene. There is no cover but a donation of $10-20 is suggested.
MAYA LOVE includes Rob Tobias (keyboard, vocals, harmonica),
Jeremy Wegner (acoustic guitar, vocals), Larry Lynch (electric guitar, vocals), Tim Miller (bass guitar, vocals), and Sean Brennan (drums). Blues singer, Joanne Broh will sit in with Maya Love. The band was formed in 2005 to pay tribute to George Harrison (who passed in 2001) and his music with The Beatles, his solo career, and his collaborations with the Traveling Wilbury’s and others.
Love Truffle includes Paul Safar (keys, vocals), Nancy Wood (vocals), Mike Hatgis (bass, vocals) and Sean Brennan (drums). They will play a jazzy re-imagining of Harrison classics.
New Volunteer Orientation and Training
Thursday, January 26th
6:30pm to 8:30pm
First Christian Church in the Chapel
1166 Oak St., Eugene
To volunteer with Egan Warming Center the new volunteer orientation and training is required.
Note: Parking across the alley is a 24/7 pay to park parking lot.
New Volunteer Orientation and Training
Thursday, January 5th
6:30pm to 8:30pm
First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St., in the Chapel.
If you are interested in volunteering with us please attend the above orientation and training. We look forward to seeing you!
Thursday, December 22nd – New Volunteer Orientation and Training
6:30 to 8:30pm
First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St., Eugene
In the Chapel
Ways you can help: Attend the mandatory orientation/training session (check www.eganwarmingcenter.com for upcoming training sessions) and help staff and operate the shelters. Bring donations of sleeping bags, blankets, coats, socks, gloves, hats and other items to any St. Vincent de Paul location. (Make sure they are clearly marked “Egan Warming Center,” and check www.eganwarmingcenter.com under “Donations” for a complete list of needed items. Monetary donations can be made online at www.svdp.us; by mail at St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, P.O. Box 24608, Eugene, OR 97402 (make out checks to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County and designate gift for EWC); or by calling SVDP Development Director Paula Berry at (541) 743-7144.
For more information about the Dec. 19 Egan Ceremony, contact Paul Neville at (458) 210-8094. Questions about the Egan Warming Center can be directed to Shelley Corteville at email@example.com.