SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- The Egan Warming Center now has a location set aside in Springfield after two previous sites in the city became unavailable.
The nonprofit said their newest site will be at the old Springfield Public Schools administration building.
“Christmas came early, and it’s the very best Christmas ever,” Egan Warming Center Director Shelley Corteville said. “Tomorrow, I will go to the soup kitchen here in Springfield, and I’ll get to announce to our guests that we have a site for them.”
Just last week, Coreteville said they no longer had any Springfield sites. One site had fire safety standard issues, and the other decided not to offer services anymore.
After working with the city, the center came to an agreement to make the old administration building its new site. The building has been vacant since January.
Corteville said the new site will be able to serve 68 people and could be activated as soon as Sunday if necessary.
The Egan Warming Center provides the homeless population with safe, warm places to stay at night when temperatures drop below 30 degrees.
If you’d like to help out, Egan is holding a training day for new volunteers Saturday, Nov. 17. It will be held at 10 a.m. at the chapel at First Christian Church on Oak Street.