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Posted on: December 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Egan Warming Center to Activate Dec. 22, on Standby Dec. 23

Panoramic view of downtown Eugene looking towards Spencer Butte

In response to temperatures predicted to fall below freezing  Tuesday night (Dec. 22), Egan Warming Center will activate the following locations that will operate under strict COVID-19 protocols. The Warming Center is on standby for Wednesday night (Dec. 23). 


  • Eugene: Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E 29th Ave. in South Eugene. Site opens at 6:30 p.m. Accessible site.Pets welcome. 
  • Springfield: St John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2537 Game Farm Road in the Gateway Area. Site opens at 6:30 p.m. Accessible site. Pets welcome.
  • Youth Site at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. in Eugene. Site opens at 6 p.m. Accessible site. Pets welcome.

*Please note that Egan will not be using the Lane County Fairgrounds this week.

Message from Egan Warming Center 

This has been a very complicated season so far. Each time we have activated, we have had a difficult time finding the volunteers we need to operate our sites. We certainly understand why many of you need to sit out this winter. The reality is that our crews are thin and with the holidays upon us, we expect even smaller numbers. Because we need to always operate our sites safely, we have made the difficult decision to consider not being able to open this week. We are asking all of you who are able to help to sign up by 6 p.m. Monday evening. At this point, we will assess our schedules and decide if we will have sufficient crews.  

If we have gaps in our schedules at this point, we will have no choice but to not open some or all of our locations.  This is something we have not had to do before, but these are unique times. The safety or our guests and our volunteers is extremely important to us.  

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