2022-2023 Location: 501 Third Street, La Grande, OR
Our mission is to provide a welcoming, safe, and compassionate place where all people can stay the night and are offered resources and pathways toward housing stability.
S.O.S. WISH LIST (UPDATED 2-28-23)
-women's underwear (medium-XL)
-winter gloves (men's large especially)
-new or good-used socks (men's large)
-Heatpax hand warmers
-plastic sandwich bags
-plastic totes with lids (17.5-18 gallon)
-reusable spray bottles
--reusable water bottles
-bath towels & hand towels
-warm, clean blankets
-Low-Sodium pop-top soups
-V8 (low-sodium preferred)
-Sugar-Free snack items to-go
-Individually-packed instant oatmeal
-Frozen microwavable meals/ TV dinner
-Frozen breakfast sandwiches
-Ground coffee & creamer (powdered or fresh)
Please bring donations to 501 Third Street. If we don't answer the door, we'll be back soon, so feel free to leave it there! If you need a donation receipt, contact Doug Whipple at firstname.lastname@example.org
UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING:
HAND-KNIT HATS OR GLOVES (THEY ARE NOT WARM ENOUGH)
DOG FOOD (WE ARE AT CAPACITY!)
CLOTHING... EXCEPT SOCKS & UNDERWEAR (MEN'S MED-XL, WOMEN'S MED-L)
If you have donations not specifically mentioned above, we have a voucher system worked out with Community Kindness
@ 1315 Adams Ave
Community Kindness will add your donations to their general merchandise, then they will offer us as many vouchers as needed. In short, even if your exact donation may not go directly to a warming station guest, it will be used and shared in the best possible way.
This system allows guests to shop for the clothes they
truly need in a setting designed to handle the organization, sanitation, and sales of second-hand goods.
Thank you for your cooperation
The Union County Warming Station is a mostly volunteer-run effort to preserve the life and health of those who need a place to sleep during cold Union County winters. We offer safe and warm sleeping accommodations overnight during the winter months as well as food and warm drinks.
We are working to add a resource center to our program offerings, which would allow guests to connect with the services they needed to secure more long-term housing and overall health and stability.
501 Third Street, La Grande, OR 97850
(Between "D" Ave. and "G" Ave.)
Months of Operation:
UCWS strives to open from
November - March every year
Volunteer with Us
The UCWS would not be possible without our amazing volunteers.
While we continue to grow in staffing and partnerships,
we are still primarily an organization that depends on you!
Thank you for giving in the ways you can!
Interested in pitching in? There are various ways to help:
facility maintenance/ yard work
shifts at the station
Contact us to learn more about volunteering:
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER TRAININGS:
Wed. March 1 @ 5:45 pm
Thurs. March 2 @ 5:00 pm
Questions/ Concerns: email@example.com
Location: 501 Third Street, La Grande
Warming Station Staff and Board
Warming Station Program Lead
Maggie Mayem: firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing Services Coordinator
Doug Whipple: email@example.com
Lisa Ladendorff (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Evelyn Wallace
Board Members at Large
Kay Durham, Devon Hall, Nik Hackney, Aiden Chavez