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Community groups, WKU students to participate in Big Red’s Blitz Aug. 22

The WKU ALIVE Center and Housing & Residence Life are encouraging students and community organizations to “Do Something Big!” Thursday (Aug. 22) by participating in Big Red’s Blitz. Twenty-eight nonprofit organizations and campus departments will serve as project sites for this day of service by offering first-year WKU students the opportunity to get an early start serving in the community.

Big Red’s Blitz takes place during M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan (Making Academic and Social Transitions Educationally Rewarding), and participants provide up to four hours of service during the event — starting shortly after 10 a.m. Volunteers are sent into the community in small groups to complete various service projects. Partnering organizations also take this opportunity to educate students on their services and ways they can get more involved while at WKU.

More than 300 students have signed up to volunteer for Big Red’s Blitz. Students will volunteer at organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Lost River Cave, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Food Abides WKU Food Pantry, Hope House, and much more. For information about Big Red’s Blitz, contact Aurelia Spaulding at (270) 782-0082 or Blair Silliman at (270) 745-5863.

Big Red’s Blitz has been a partnership event between Housing & Residence Life and the ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships since 2004. The ALIVE Center serves as the primary contact for partners and projects. The ALIVE CCP is committed to bringing campus and community together for the enrichment of both higher education and public life. The ALIVE Center facilitates collaborative efforts that address local, regional, and global needs while enhancing the level of student learning and educational experience.

Contact: Aurelia Spaulding, (270) 782-0082

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