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Family Promise Planning "Box City" Event for Homeless Awareness

LAWTON Okla_ If you've ever wondered how Lawton's homeless survive, you have the opportunity to spend one night in a box, just as many of them do. You'll be helping them at the same time.

Lawton's Family Promise, a non-profit whose goal is to help the less fortunate, is organizing their first ever Box City event. It's to bring awareness to the plight of the city's homeless. Records show at least 367 youngsters who go to Lawton Public Schools have no real home to go to.

"It's a way to serve the community," Family Promise worker Edwina Reddick said. "Let them know we really care. We are doing something about the situation."

Box City starts at 2:00 PM on April 5th and ends after breakfast the next day. It'll be set up across from Cameron University Football Stadium, next to the CU baseball field on 38th Street.

Reddick said to make it as real as possible, you won't be able to bring cell phones, computers or anything electronic.

You will not be allowed to bring food with you, either, but you will be provided some. The Salvation Army will feed you that night and the next morning. Reddick said bring some sort of sleeping bag and a big box that will be your temporary home.

All the proceeds from the entry fee will go to Family Promise to help them help the homeless.

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