Ashland church offers warm place to sleep

ASHLAND CHURCH HOMELESS SHELTER PICAshland, Ore. — Temperatures are projected to dip down into the 20s tonight, prompting an Ashland church to open their doors to those without a warm place to sleep.

The First Presbyterian Church is opening as an emergency shelter tonight. Anyone who needs a place to stay will be welcomed in the fellowship hall.

For anyone who doesn’t have a sleeping bag, foam pads and blankets are available.

Church members say it’s important to make sure everyone is safe in the cold weather.

“It’s really needed in this town, and especially the way the weathers been, and the way that it is all winter. It’s basically just a warm place with a roof for people to get inside,” said church member John Wren

The church is located on the corner of Walker and Siskiyou boulevard in Ashland.

Everyone is welcome, beginning at 7:30 — until the doors close for the night at 9:30.

The Medford Gospel Mission is also open as a “safety net” night.

Anyone in Medford who needs a warm place to stay is welcome at either the men’s shelter or the women and children’s shelter.

The doors will be open until 9:00 tonight.

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