‘Cardboard city’ to highlight Vegas homelessness
LAS VEGAS – A southern Nevada nonprofit that helps homeless families is planning an overnight “cardboard city” camp-out to draw attention and raise money for people living on the streets in and around Las Vegas.
Family Promise is organizing the event from 6 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday at the Boys & Girls Club of Las Vegas on Lindell Road near Edna Avenue.
Participants are asked to bring cardboard boxes and sleeping bags.
Plans call for sleeping outside in boxes and forming a soup line for food, with volunteers serving as security.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal
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