The Egan Warming Center is putting out a call for new volunteers to help during this cold season. New volunteers are required to attend a short orientation and training session.
- WHEN: Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
- WHERE: First Christian Church 1166 Oak St. in the Chapel
The Egan Warming Center was started by a coalition of community members representing service providers, nonprofits, faith and social activist communities and local governments that came together in 2008 to ensure that homeless people would have shelter during extreme cold weather. It was named in honor of Major Thomas Egan, a Eugene resident who froze to death during a cold spell in 2008.
Warming centers open when temperatures drop below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Local faith communities house guests overnight, and people are shuttled to day centers the following morning. The program has one part-time professional staffperson, but all other services are provided by volunteers. St. Vincent de Paul was honored to serve as the lead agency for the Egan Warming Center.
For more information about the Egan Warming Center please visit www.eganwarmingcenter.com.