ASHLAND, Ore. – As temperatures are expected to drop tonight, it is perfect timing for the city of Ashland to open Pioneer Hall for the first time to those needing a place to stay warm.
Last week, Ashland City Council approved opening pioneer hall across from Lithia Park one day a week throughout winter.
It will cost the city about $400 per month to supply the shelter which will be run entirely by volunteers. Right now it is unclear if the shelter will continue to be open once winter comes to an end.
“This is a temporary solution for this year. I’m not sure how we will progress into next year. It depends on how well this goes and what other needs are identified,” said Lee Tuneberg, with the City of Ashland.
The city will only be providing the warm shelter. No other services such as showers of food will be provided.