The Edmond Sun

September 26, 2013

UCO community preps for “Little Event’ service day


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma’s Volunteer and Service Learning Center will host “The Little Event” beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday. More than 700 volunteers will meet in the parking lot of the UCO Wellness Center for a kickoff ceremony and disperse to tornado relief work sites immediately afterward.

Volunteers will assist Rebuilding Together OKC, Serve Moore, Feed The Children, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, Field of Teams and Habitat for Humanity. All projects will aid those impacted by the 2013 Oklahoma tornadoes.

Unique to UCO, “The Little Event” is in its second year and focuses on Central’s freshman students, engaging and preparing them for “The Big Event,” an annual day of community service held in the spring at colleges and universities throughout the U.S.  

The 12th annual “Big Event” is March 29. Work site applications will be available Jan. 9.

For more information, visit www.uco.edu/student-affairs/vslc/TheBigEvent, or contact the UCO VSLC at 974-2621 or bigevent@uco.edu.