Eugene provides emergency shelters for Occupy campers

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Friday, December 23, 2011

Eugene opened two emergency shelters to accommodate homeless people who had been sleeping at Occupy Eugene or elsewhere in the area.

 

Terry McDonald, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul, said the shelter inside the Wheeler Pavilion will be open again tonight, and possibly through the end of the year. Downtown’s First Christian Church also has volunteered to house homeless people at night, he said. The pavilion and church together can accommodate about 150 people, McDonald said.
News of the temporary shelters’ opening was one of a number of developments Thursday that made it clear that Occupy Eugene’s time at Washington-Jefferson Park is about to end.
While a number of local social service agencies offered help to campers — at the city’s request — Eugene police made progress with their plan to completely shut down the Washington-Jefferson Park site sometime in the next few days.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

{biztweet}occupyeugene{/biztweet}

 

 

More Articles

6 development projects reshaping Bend

The Latest
Thursday, April 09, 2015
bendthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Bend has reclaimed its prerecession title as one of the fastest growing cities in the country.


Read more...

Nine lives

Linda Baker
Friday, May 22, 2015
0f4f7bfBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Roy Kaufmann always lands on his feet.


Read more...

Make the Case

May 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015

10 briefcases that mean business.


Read more...

On the Road

April 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

My daughter turned 18 last week, and for her birthday I got her a Car2Go membership. Not to label myself a disruptor or anything, but it felt like a groundbreaking moment. The two of us, mother and child, were participating in a new teen rite of passage: Instead of handing over the car keys, I handed over a car-sharing card — with the caveat that she not use the gift as her own personal car service.


Read more...

Courtside

April 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Power lunching at the Court Street Dairy Lunch in Salem.


Read more...

3 trends in the garden business

The Latest
Thursday, April 30, 2015
gardenthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Oregonians are scrambling to get their gardens in order for the summer. Here are three tips from landscaping and urban farming expert.


Read more...

Footloose

April 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

Founded 12 years ago, Keen Inc. likes to push the envelope, starting with the debut of the “Newport” closed toe sandal in 2003. Since then, the company has opened a factory on Swan Island and a sleek new headquarters in the Pearl District. The brand’s newest offering, UNEEK, is a sandal made from two woven cords and not much more.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS