A record number of approximately 1,000 Southeastern students, faculty, staff, and alumni put in a day of community service in the City of Hammond and nearby communities on Saturday, March 30, 2019, as part of The Big Event.
Sponsored by the Student Government Association, The Big Event is intended to give students and other volunteers the opportunity to help the communities and organizations that support Southeastern in many ways. This is the ninth year the SGA has sponsored The Big Event.
Sending the group out with a “Lion Up” sign of encouragement, Southeastern President John L. Crain told the students that their efforts send a tremendous message that Southeastern cares and seeks to make the neighboring communities a better place for all to live.
The students included individual volunteers; alumni groups; and representatives of several student organizations, fraternities, and sororities. They worked at sites such as Our Daily Bread Food Bank, the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce, TARC of Hammond, Ministries of Hope, and the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center. Jobs included beautification and landscaping projects, clean-up efforts in downtown Hammond, sorting materials, and conducting inventory for nonprofit organizations.