P.O. Box 1110, Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424
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Beds for Freezing Nights, P.O. Box 1110, Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424
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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 volunteers@freezingnights.com.

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.

Please direct any media questions to Jim Markus at media@freezingnights.com


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 March 31.

Everyone who is willing to follow our guest agreement is welcome at our warming centers.


Our Warming Centers are activated on nights when the temperature falls to 29 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Warming Center locations are as follows:

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Call 541-968-3357 for the latest status of our Warming Centers.


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