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Homeless helpers (with video)

Volunteers camp out in boxes to raise awareness

8:57 AM, Mar. 25, 2013
Laura Guldan pokes her head out of a box she painted and decorated for Freezin' 4 Reasons on Saturday afternoon. The event was held to raise awareness about homeless families in Marshfield.
Laura Guldan pokes her head out of a box she painted and decorated for Freezin' 4 Reasons on Saturday afternoon. The event was held to raise awareness about homeless families in Marshfield.
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About 40 people converted large cardboard boxes into temporary homes during the Freezin' 4 Reasons event at St. Vincent de Paul Center.

The goal was to raise awareness of the homeless issue in the community and to raise money for a building project to shelter homeless families while having some fun, said Dennis Boucher, director of the homeless shelter project. Boucher and his dog, Princess, shared a cardboard box during Freezin' 4 Reasons.

"It's a nice amount of people here supporting this. Freezin' 4 Reasons is more about raising awareness that there are homeless people in our city than it ...

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