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Published April 27, 2013, 04:25 PM

Hundreds volunteer for "The Big Event" in Grand Forks

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- One of the biggest volunteer events in the nation, aptly named The Big Event, is happening right here in the Red River Valley.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- One of the biggest volunteer events in the nation, aptly named The Big Event, is happening right here in the Red River Valley.

More than 1,000 UND students and staff completed about 100 service projects around the Grand Forks community today. Projects for the 9th annual Big Event ranged from clean-up yard work, to helping recycle car seats.

Organizers say the purpose is to give back to the community and foster common goals among students. Each year volunteers get a T-shirt with the event's slogan "Do Work".

Nicole Larson, a volunteer, says, "There's so many UND students that are involved with this. It's a great way to get to know the Grand Forks community and a great way to get yourself out there and volunteer."

Nicole Larson and fellow volunteers at the Safe Kids Grand Forks building helped recycle more than 200 car seats.

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