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Get your tents ready to sleep out in the park

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany non-profit group Mission Change is hoping for a big crowd for their annual sleep out Friday.

The 6th annual event will be held at Riverfront Park in downtown Albany to show people what it's like to be homeless.

You can bring a tents and sleeping bag and stay the night. Those who don't want to sleep out can still attend a program from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

"We share resources and we share different stories of homelessness and how folks have walked out of homelessness. How some of them were living in poverty and walked out of poverty, they now have jobs and getting their GED's they gone to school and all this awesome stuff that we want the community to know is happening," said LaDonna Urick.

You can start setting up at 6:30 p.m. The sleep out will last until 7 a.m. Saturday.

 

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