Friday, June 21, 2024

Warming Shelter opens doors due to frigid temperatures

The Lincoln City Emergency Warming Shelter is open tonight through Monday and possibly beyond due to a cold snap that has hit the Central Oregon Coast.

According to the National Weather Service, Lincoln City is expected to experience a low of 36 degrees Wednesday, followed by lows of 38 Thursday, 36 Friday, 32 Saturday, 31 Sunday and 33 Monday.

The Warming Shelter opens when temperatures dip below 40 degrees.

Volunteers are needed to assist at the Shelter, which is open from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., at 1206 SE 48th Place (Old Taft Fire Station). Please call Sharon Padilla at 541-992-5748 to volunteer.

The Resource Center is open year-round from 10 a.m-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Supplies Available to Shelter Guests:
1. Clothes: warm jackets, pants, shirts, socks, hats, gloves, scarfs
2. Shoes: athletic shoes, boots
3. Toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body soap, razors, shaving cream, feminine products, toothbrush, toothpaste
4. Rain Ponchos
5. Emergency Mylar Blankets
6. Emergency Mylar Tents: retains 90% of body heat and given only to homeless pet owners as we cannot shelter pets.

Shelter Operations:

6 a.m. – Lights on to wake up for the day
7 a.m. – Breakfast
8 a.m. – Shelter Closes
Between 8-10 a.m. Clean-Up / Breakdown of cots by shelter guests who are previously signed up and have already been approved by shelter Manager.

Between 5-6 p.m. Set up of cots by shelter guests who are previously signed up and have already been approved by Shelter Manager.
6 p.m. – Shelter Opens
6:30 p.m. – Dinner
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – (Hang out time) Watch movie, play cards, coloring, etc
10 p.m. Light’s out, everyone must be signed in by then. No one leaves the shelter after this time, and if they do, they cannot come back in unless escorted by a police officer or until lights on at 6 a.m.

Lincoln City Resource Center & Emergency Warming Shelter

1206 SE 48th Place
P.O Box 198
Lincoln City, OR 97367
Message Phone: 206-713-8234
Donations Contact: Amanda Cherryholmes, 541-264-0457; or send to P.O Box 198, Lincoln City, OR 97367, under Lincoln City Warming Shelter
Justin Werner
Justin Werner
Justin Werner is the founder and editor of the Lincoln City Homepage, a trusted source of local news and information for residents and visitors of Lincoln City, Oregon. He is also a community leader, entrepreneur, and dedicated advocate for transparency and accountability in local government.


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