Texas A&M University-Texarkana is looking for sites and projects where university volunteers can help out during its annual day of giving, called “The Big Event- Eagle Pride City Wide.” The annual day of service scatters hundreds of A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff, and alumni across the city for a day of giving back. The 2021 Big Event is scheduled for Saturday, April 10th.

“Eagle Pride City Wide is one big day, one big event and one big thanks to our community, Texarkana USA,” said TAMUT Assistant Director of Student Life, Michael Stephenson in a press release. “This is simply our way of giving back to the community that supports our University. For one day, our campus community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and families unite to extend a helping hand. We rake yards, clean streets, paint, rebuild parks, and much, much more.”

This year’s Big Event will vary slightly from past events in order to maintain effective COVID-19 prevention measures. To keep the event as safe as possible there will be numerous safety protocols in place. The 2021 Big Event will begin with a virtual kick off, and face coverings and social distancing will be required for those participating.

The university is currently looking for projects at non-profit organizations, businesses, schools, parks, food banks, and other locations where Big Event participants can lend a hand for a few hours on Saturday, April 10th. To register a potential project site visit www.tamut.edu/bigevent or call Assistant Director of Student Life Michael Stephenson at 903.223.1362.

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