Egan Warming Centers expected to reach capacity on Christmas night
LANE COUNTY, Ore. - Most businesses are closed for Christmas, but volunteers are keeping their doors open and giving those without a home, a safe haven to stay.
The Egan Warming Centers will be open at select locations in Lane County on Christmas night, and Shelley Corteville, the director, says that temperatures could drop down to 27 degrees after dark.
Because of this, volunteers are celebrating Christmas with people who don't have anywhere to go.
In the season of giving, Corteville says they need hundreds of volunteers to give back to the community by helping set up warming centers.
"I know the holiday season is very tough, but the people that can step up tonight, it's a really special time," said Corteville. "Guests really appreciate every night that we're open."
Corteville says they need anywhere from 350-400 volunteers, and they expect that all of their warming centers will be at capacity on Monday night.