UND’s eighth annual BIG Event quickly approaching

Just a reminder that the University of North Dakota’s eighth annual BIG Event is returning will take place in Grand Forks on Saturday, April 27.

UND students will spend a day serving at local churches, nonprofits and various other individuals, including the elderly.  They will rake (or with the current weather shovel), paint, pick up garbage, wash windows, work with nursing home residents, assist at YMCA youth events and ready local parks for summer and much more!

Participants will arrive to the UND Wellness Center at 9 a.m., on Saturday, April 27, to check in, eat breakfast, get a free t-shirt, pick up any supplies needed and then head to their job sites. Work at job sites is from 10a.m. to 2p.m.

Once a group has completed their project, they return supplies to the Wellness Center and head home.

Background:

The mission of the BIG Event at UND is to foster good will and common goals among the students, UND and the greater Grand Forks community through various student-led service initiatives.  The BIG Event started  at UND in 2005 and is the largest annual single-day community service event completed by UND students, faculty and staff in the greater Grand Forks area.

UND has been successful every year in generating a large turnout for this day of service, making every year bigger and better.  This year is no different as the BIG Event strives to top the outstanding performance from the previous year, as well as continue to build and sustain positive relationships between the University community and the Greater Grand Forks Community.

Questions about the BIG Event please email UND.thebigevent@email.und.edu.

Contact:
David L. Dodds
Media Relations/Writer & Editor
Office of University Relations
264 Centennial Drive Stop 7144
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7144
701.777.5529 | 701.777.4616 fax
david.dodds@UND.edu
www.UND.edu

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