The Big Event seeks businesses, organizations for service projects


Friday, January 18, 2019 
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 Big Event is March 1, 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 ninth year, The Big Event is scheduled Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In the case of inclement weather on March 30, a make-up rain date of April 6 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 web site

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