EUGENE, Ore. — An organization is expanding to help more of Eugene’s homeless community during the coldest nights of winter.
Egan Warming Center is adding another location this year at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, off of River Road.
The Center offers emergency shelters at many local churches, based on forecasted weather below 30 degrees. Organizers said they’re excited about this new addition.
“There are a lot of folks out here that need emergency shelter, so we’ll be able to answer that need. I’m thrilled that the congregation is so happy about opening their church to do this. That’s always heartwarming,” said Shelley Corteville, Egan Warming Center Director.
Corteville said they rely heavily on volunteers and said they need more.
The next volunteer training is on December 1st at St. Matthew’s, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.