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For Immediate Release
April 13, 2018

Purdue University Fort Wayne's 7th Annual 'The BIG Event' Sends 500+ Volunteers to Help Fort Wayne Non-Profits

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Purdue University Fort Wayne will send nearly 500 students, faculty, staff, and alumni volunteers into the community on Saturday, April 14, for the 7th Annual “The BIG Event.”

Volunteers will get their hands dirty and work up a sweat to help 35 non-profit agencies with everything from painting, landscaping, and small renovation projects to filing paperwork, data entry, and other office needs.
Some of the volunteer locations include:

  • Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
  • Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House
  • Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana
  • Summit Equestrian Center

Volunteers will meet at the Athletics Center Fieldhouse at 8:30 a.m. for registration, remarks from Chancellor Ron Elsenbaumer, and team assignments before heading out the door at 9:30 a.m.  They are expected to return to the Fieldhouse between 2 and 2:30 p.m.

For more information about The BIG Event, please contact Kasey Price, assistant vice chancellor for student life and leadership, at 260-481-6883 or pricek@pfw.edu.

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