Nonprofit organizations partner for Big Red’s Blitz day of service

Bowling Green, KY – The WKU ALIVE Center and Housing and Residence Life are encouraging students and community organizations to “Do Something Big!” this summer by participating in Big Red’s Blitz on August 22nd. Twenty-eight nonprofit organizations and campus departments will serve as project sites for this day of service by offering first year 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 10:00am. Volunteers are sent out 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 more 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.

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