The NDSU Volunteer Network, NDSU Student Government and the NDSU Alumni Association plans the annual “Big Event,”an all-day community outreach assistance program. This event brings together the NDSU community to volunteer in the Fargo-Moorhead community.
The Big Event sent over 500 student and alumni volunteers to local non-profit agencies, churches and private homes.
This year, the NDSU Volunteer Network invited Habitat ReStore to take part in this event. Tuesday afternoon, a group of NDSU volunteers were working hard at the ReStore. They assisted with a variety of projects, including cleaning a large donation of refrigerators, sorting the paint section, and organizing the back lot of the store.
“Habitat ReStore has benefited in a big way from volunteers sent to us from NDSU over the past year, whether they are individual students completing service learning requirements or larger campus groups doing a one-day project,” said Shelby Cochran, AmeriCorps VISTA at Habitat ReStore. ”Thanks to two NDSU volunteer events, the ‘Service Plunge’ on MLK Jr. Day and the ‘Big Event,’ we were able to conquer tasks that are usually too large for our small staff to handle. We hope to continue our relationship with the Volunteer Network and participate in their events in the future!”
Habitat ReStore is a home improvement thrift store selling new and gently used building materials, appliances, and furniture to the general public at reduced prices. All proceeds from Habitat ReStore support Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity‘s programs and building projects. Material donations from local businesses, contractors, and individuals are welcome. Tax-deductible donations can be made by dropping off materials at the ReStore, 210 11th St. North in Moorhead or by calling 218-284-5253 x3 to set up a donation pick-up.