LSU service day a big hit in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The LSU students and faculty leant helping hands throughout the Baton Rouge community as part of an annual project that gives back to the city.

Thousands showed up and volunteered for the second annual Geaux BIG Baton Rouge project. The event allows volunteers to help clean up parts of the town. Volunteers worked at 75 sites Saturday morning.

"These are great kids. All they want to do is help and build something together and they are doing it this morning all over Baton Rouge," said LSU Chancellor F. King Alexander.

Homeowners and nonprofit organizations in East Baton Rouge submitted requests for help back in January.

School officials say this event is something the community can look forward to in future years.

You can hear from the students about why they decided to give back to the community coming up on 9News at 10.

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