2nd annual Gimme Shelter event being held next week

PEORIA, Ill. - Peoria's Southside Office of Concern is asking you to spend the night in a refrigerator box.

It's hosting the 2nd annual "Gimme Shelter" event on January 19. Participants are asked to raise a $1,000 prior to the event.

The goal is to raise awareness of homelessness in central Illinois. While it's took early to know what the weather will be like, that night, organizers say it'll go on no matter what.

"Folks that are homeless don't have the option to choose whether to be out in the elements or not," says Kristen Berchtold. "So we will do it regardless of the weather."

If you're interested in donating or participating in the event click here.

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