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Advocates Seek Ways To Help Homeless Through The Winter

Tiffany Eckert

In 2013, nearly 2 thousand people in Lane County didn't have a place to sleep at night.
Lane County's Poverty and Homelessness Board is looking at long-term ways to solve this problem. Eugene Pastor Dan Bryant is vice-chair of the Board. He spoke with me about some short term efforts to help Lane County's homeless people get through this winter. Bryant says they plan to put out a "big ask" to the community for public or private entities with land for homeless people to sleep, either in tents, Conestoga Huts, or vehicles.

New volunteer trainings are underway for the Egan Warming Center. The next one is Wednesday night from 6:30 to 8:30 at Trinity Church in Eugene.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s host for All Things Considered on weekday afternoons. She also is the editor of the KLCC Extra, the daily digital newspaper. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000.
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