Registration extended for businesses, organizations to register for Big Event service projects
Monday, March 2, 2020
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Students at Southeastern Louisiana University are looking to add area
businesses, churches, and organizations to their list of job sites for the annual
community service day called The Big Event. The registration deadline for organizations
to be included in the service day this year has been extended to March 6 at 12:30
p.m., and there is no charge to register as a job site.
Sponsored by the Student Government Association, The Big Event sponsors teams of students who participate in a day of voluntary community service in Hammond and the surrounding area. Now in its tenth year, The Big Event is scheduled Saturday, March 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. In the case of inclement weather on March 28, a make-up rain date of April 4 has been reserved.
Litter removal, painting, landscaping and other activities are the typical jobs handled by hundreds of students who participate in The Big Event each year.
Since students provide their own transportation, job sites should be within 25 minutes of the Hammond campus. Job sites must also have a contact person on location to supervise the work.
Organizations can get more information or sign up to provide a job site by visiting the website www.southeastern.edu/bigevent.