The Big Event recruited 3,000 KU students, faculty and staff to complete projects at almost 400 job sites around the Lawrence community. An article about the event appeared in the University Daily Kansan. Here’s a preview:
Participation has increased drastically since the first year of the Big Event. In 2011, about 500 volunteers completed projects at 80 job sites in Lawrence neighborhoods. Last year, 2,000 volunteers performed tasks at 200 job sites. This year had the largest participation rate so far with 3,000 volunteers at 400 job sites.