Press Release 22 September 2016
Beds for Freezing Nights of Cottage Grove opens a shelter in one of two local churches when the temperature drops to 29º or below from Nov 15 through March 31. Last season, BFN was open for 11 nights serving a total of 62 guests. One night there were 15 guests.
Two volunteers are needed to staff the shelter during each of the following shifts: 6:00 to 11:00 p.m., 10:50 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., 3:50 to 8:00 a.m. Responsibilities include setting up/taking down shelter supplies; checking guests in and out; supervising the shelter. Volunteers will be assigned a shift according to their availability when the shelter is activated.
Volunteers are required to undergo a $10 background check and attend one of the upcoming training meetings: Thurs Oct 20, 6-8 p.m. or Sat, Oct 22, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Parish Center, 1025 N. 19th Street, Cottage Grove. To volunteer, or for more information, please contact Christine Moats at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tax deductible cash donations may be sent to BFN (checks made out to Beds for Freezing Nights) at P.O. Box 1110, Cottage Grove, OR 97424.
Our mission is to provide a safe, warm place to sleep for those who wish to come
inside during the coldest nights of the Year. Our purpose is to ensure shelter is
available for those who need and want it. We are in operation from November 15 through
Everyone who is willing to follow our guest agreement is welcome at our warming centers.