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Egan Warming Center Needs You
November 17 • 10:00 am - 12:30 pm• Free
When temperatures drop under freezing, thankfully there’s someone who’s willing to open doors to keep people experiencing homelessness warm. It takes more than a clean, well-lighted place, though. Egan Warming Center needs volunteers to make sure it can open its many doors for people experiencing homelessness. Last year, the Egan Warming Center programoperated for 24 nights and served 1,687 guests. That was all because of the work of 1,121 volunteers, who gave 22,708 hours. Egan Warming Center is named after Major Thomas Egan, a veteran who froze to death on the streets of Eugene in a 2008 cold spell. It’s a coalition of community members, nonprofits, religious congregations and local governments that come together to offer a warm, safe place when temperatures drop below freezing between Nov. 15 and March 31.
Egan Warming Center volunteer orientation and training is 10 am to 12:30 pm Saturday, Nov. 17 at First Christian Church, located at 1166 Oak Street. FREE. — Henry Houston