EUGENE, Ore. — The leaves are changing and the cold winds are blowing, but the Egan Warming Center remains closed for now.
St. Vincent de Paul says it will not be opening the warming centers yet even with overnight temperatures expected to drop.
Charley Harvey, Associate Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County, said it is still looking for more volunteers and holding training sessions. He says the warming centers won’t open until Nov. 15.
“It’s very infrequent that it’d ever be below 30 degrees, and usually when it was, it was like this. It’ll be sunny and 50s during the daytime, and then it might drop below just because it was clear. That’s when we decided to do the Nov. 15 through March 30 because that’s usually when the hardest weather happens,” Harvey said.
Harvey also says they lost one site for the warming center, but they are still scheduled to open on time.