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Big Event service continues

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Members of The Big Event organization are working to complete unfinished job sites.

Just because The Big Event took place Saturday doesn’t mean its work is over.
The approximately 300-person organization will send staff assistants and executive members to job sites for the next few weeks until they feel the community is selflessly served, said Kevin Brooks, The Big Event director and management senior.
“We try to serve all the residents who we promised we would serve,” Brooks said. “Sometimes we fall short, but if we can and if we have the manpower, we serve all the jobs we possibly can.”
Brooks said The Big Event is trying its hardest to go to unfinished or unvisited job sites and implored unsatisfied residents to email The Big Event to make its members aware of what needs to be done. 
Riley DuPuy, recruitment executive and industrial distribution senior, said unfortunately every year some people don’t show up to The Big Event and their assigned job sites slip through the cracks. The organization wants to complete the remaining 20 to 25 jobs.
“This happens every year,” DuPuy said. “A handful of jobs don’t get done, or maybe they aren’t done well by students and so we take it upon ourselves to go fix the problems that have occurred and make an effort to serve every resident that’s signed up and show them we want to serve them.”
Tanner Button, The Big Event staff assistant and finance senior, went out to one of the residents, Dana Wacasey, to whom no students were sent Saturday.
While doing a final job check with his Big Event partner, Button realized they had time to lend a hand on their own.
“Dana was one of our waitlist job sites as a staff partnership, so with waitlist jobs we are not sure if we will have the students to go out there on the day of The Big Event,” Button said. “So we did the job checks last week and we realized she really needed help around the house.”
It was an incredible experience, Button said, and it was great to see how thankful Wacasey was that they came after The Big Event festivities ended.
“It was fun just trying to carry on what The Big Event was trying to do and helping and saying thank you to local residents that go beyond just the day of The Big Event,” Button said. 

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