Student Government Association seeking individual projects for BIG Event

Volunteers from Fort Hays State University are seeking projects for the May 2 BIG Event, an initiative of the university’s Student Government Association in which the SGA thanks the community for its support by performing services for people who need them.

“We currently have projects lined up with a great deal of non-profit organizations in the Hays community, but we have not received many individual projects from community members,” said Gustavo Reyes, Garden City senior, the SGA’s campus relations director.

“If it does not require some sort of power tool, we are willing to do it,” Reyes said. “The Big Event is designed to help all community members of Hays. It is the students’ way of saying “Thank You” for all the support received from the community towards our education, and we want to help as many people as possible.”

He said BIG Event service projects for individuals are not based on socioeconomic standing and can be such things as raking leaves, weeding, planting flowers, cleaning gutters, washing windows or picking up trash. Work will be performed between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2.

“This year, we want the community to get involved as a whole,” said Lizette Avalos, Liberal senior, SGA’s public and community relations director. “This event is important for FHSU students to get involved and give to the community that gives so much to us, but also for Hays residents to share their passion for their community by working alongside of the FHSU family.”

To sign up a project, go to

To volunteer, sign-up online at “Students and community members can volunteer,” Reyes said.

Getting a project on the list or volunteering can also be accomplished by calling 785-628-5311 or emailing Reyes at or Avalos at

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