Hey New Chauncey!
Make sure to get your Boiler Blast job requests in as soon as possible.
What’s Boiler Blast you say?
Boiler Blast is organized each year by the Civic Engagement & Leadership Development (CELD, formerly BVN) and gives Purdue students an opportunity to give back to the community by providing volunteer service. The students have a good time as they give neighboring areas a little TLC. It is a big win for everyone.
This year, the Boiler Blast Committee goal is this year is 1,500 students and 200 resident participants, so they will have a lot of students ready to help you out.
What projects are eligible?
In addition to on campus projects and projects for the City, students have tackled all kinds of projects around the neighborhood including the always popular “window cleaning.” Other past projects have included:
- Clearing large hillsides of leaves, debris, and litter,
- Helping Scott with the Day Lilly beds in the New Chauncey Neighborhood
- Collecting scrap concrete and debris from neighborhood ally ways
- Building planter boxes
- Picking up trash and garbage along the streets and alleys of New Chauncey
When is Bolier Blast?
Boiler Blast will take place on Saturday April 5th, 2014. You can expect the students to start arriving in the neighborhood after 10:00 or so.
Submit your job request today!
To aid in the planning process, the Boiler Blast Committee has requested us to submit our job requests to them just as soon as possible. Please complete the form on their website with your request
Can I help out?
I’m so glad that you asked. We will need 6-8 volunteers from the neighborhood to help coordinate the New Chauncey specific jobs. Traditionally there have been 3-4 drop off locations for the students who are going to help out on the neighborhood projects. Our neighborhood volunteers provide maps and taks specifics for these students. It takes about an hour on Saturday morning. Please contact us to volunteer
Also, we need a pickup truck (any size will do) to collect the bags of debris the students will leave on corners in New Chauncey. This is a two person job (a driver and someone to help grab the bags and put them in the truck). This is about a 90 minute job start to finish and is done sometime in the early afternoon. Again, please let us know if you can help us out with this small task.