The Springfield community has come together to find a new warming site for homeless people to find shelter on freezing nights.
The Egan Warming Center
had lost its former Springfield location due to fire regulations. Over the last couple of weeks, the city worked with the Springfield School District which offered its old administration building as a warming site. Niel Laudati with the city of Springfield says the district really stepped up. “I mean they had staff, I think a lot of them on their days off, come in and really make it suitable for this use. Because it wasn’t suitable. If you picture kind of the old board room. That space has kind of been turned into a space that will work as a temporary warming center just for the season. But still, it’s going to work well.”The Egan Warming Center usually sees up to 70 guests at its Springfield site on a given night. The Warming Center opens when it gets below freezing. They’re seeking volunteers and donations for this winter season.