The Big Event seeks businesses, organizations for service projects


Wednesday, March 7, 2018 
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.
     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 eighth year, The Big Event is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In the case of inclement weather on April 21, a make-up rain date of April 28 has been reserved.
     Litter removal, painting, landscaping and other activities at churches and non-profit organizations 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.
     The registration deadline for organizations to be included in The Big Event is March 20, and there is no charge to register as a job site. Organizations can get more information or sign up to provide a job site by visiting the web site

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