The Big Event seeks businesses, organizations for service projects

Monday, February 24, 2014
by: Rene Abadie

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.

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 fourth year, The Big Event is slated for Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Litter removal, painting, landscaping and other activities at churches and non-profit organizations were the typical jobs handled by more than 800 students who participated in The Big Event last 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 web site or by e-mailing The Big Event Co-Directors Taylor Petit at or Brennen McAndrew at


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