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Virginia Tech's "The Big Event" gives back huge in Montgomery County

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Virginia Tech students got excited for “The Big Event,” which brought in thousands of student volunteers to help people living in Montgomery County.

Keith Bardsley, who is on the executive board for “The Big Event,” says they were expecting just over 7,000 people to volunteer, but that number grew—7,800 students decided to give back.

“The opportunity to give back to your community, no matter what community you live in, is incredible,” Bardsley said.

After getting their lawn care supplies, students went out in the New River Valley to help members of the Blacksburg community.

Volunteers and Virginia Tech students Ben Coleman and Chandler Swartznendruber say providing a little physical labor for the community gives them a better perspective on how other people live.

“It’s nice to be out here, it’s great weather,” Swartzendruber says. “You get a little physical labor in, a little break from the classes and everything.”

“I think it's important for us to give back and show that we appreciate what they put up with us, and all the things they give us," says Coleman.

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