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Box City needs more to sign up

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) –A non-profit needs your support helping homeless families in Lawton.

Box City gives residents the chance to experience what it's like to be homeless and live out of a cardboard box overnight. Courtney Risch, the director of Family Promise, says the group needs more people to register for the event. She says only 50 people have signed up, but she's hoping for a lot more. Risch says without the money from the group's fundraisers, Family Promise can't help those in need.

"We're a non-profit, so we don't have a lot of money. We rely on grants and people's donations. So, our annual fundraisers is where we make a lot of our money," Risch explained.

Box City will take place April 1 across from the baseball field at Cameron University. You can register for the event by going by the Family Promise of Lawton's office at 910 SW ‘E’ Ave., on their website or you can sign up the day of the event.

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