EUGENE, Ore. — Although they’re outside, the homeless campers at Whoville worked to stay dry from the rain, Monday.
Campers say with the rain coming down and the season changing, it’s motivating them to up the effort to find a safe place to sleep even more.
Many have gathered in a covered area to stay dry while others are staying in their tents. Still on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Hilyard Street, they say winter’s coming and they’re prepared.
“Whoville is wet right now; as you can see, most tents are double tarped. We’ve got a kitchen area that has a tarped area, so people can get out of the rain; but with the rain that’s been blowing, it comes down every 45 minutes we have to put it back up,” said Tinman.
Campers say they expect the next three months to be very wet and they’re hoping the city acts fast on the pilot project.