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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Martin Vassolo


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Amol Patadia, a 20-year-old UF biomedical engineering sophomore, rakes fallen leaves behind the home of a visually impaired woman in Gainesville’s Porters Community on Saturday as a part of The Big Event, a daylong service event organized by UF Student Government. About 760 students participated at about 45 locations across Gainesville. 

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Anissa Flowers, a 19-year-old UF biology freshman, rakes fallen leaves outside a home in Gainesville’s Porters Community as a part of The Big Event, a daylong service day organized by UF Student Government. She was one of about 760 students to participate at about 45 locations across the city.  

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Mitchell George, 54, loads his pickup truck with a rusted bicycle outside an elderly Gainesville woman’s home on Saturday. George, who lives in the city’s Porters Community, hauled away junk UF students cleared from the woman’s home as a part of UF Student Government’s inaugural The Big Event, a service day involving about 760 students and about 45 locations throughout Gainesville.  

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GiGi Simmons, 44, drives around Gainesville’s Porters Community overseeing about 10 groups of UF students as they volunteered outside residents’ homes on Saturday. It was a part of UF Student Government’s inaugural The Big Event, a daylong service event in which about 760 students volunteered at about 45 locations across Gainesville.

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GiGi Simmons, 44, drives around Gainesville’s Porters Community overseeing about 10 groups of UF students as they volunteered outside residents’ homes on Saturday. It was a part of UF Student Government’s inaugural The Big Event, a daylong service event in which about 760 students volunteered at about 45 locations across Gainesville.

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Mitchell George, 54, loads his pickup truck with a rusted bicycle outside an elderly Gainesville woman’s home on Saturday. George, who lives in the city’s Porters Community, hauled away junk UF students cleared from the woman’s home as a part of UF Student Government’s inaugural The Big Event, a service day involving about 760 students and about 45 locations throughout Gainesville. 

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Amol Patadia, a 20-year-old UF biomedical engineering sophomore, rakes fallen leaves behind the home of a visually impaired woman in Gainesville’s Porters Community on Saturday as a part of The Big Event, a daylong service event organized by UF Student Government. About 760 students participated at about 45 locations across Gainesville. 

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Anissa Flowers, a 19-year-old UF biology freshman, rakes fallen leaves outside a home in Gainesville’s Porters Community as a part of The Big Event, a daylong service day organized by UF Student Government. She was one of about 760 students to participate at about 45 locations across the city. 

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Mamie Leath, 89, watches as UF students help clear fallen leaves from her home in Gainesville’s Porters Community on Saturday as a part of UF Student Government’s inaugural The Big Event. Leath said she felt grateful the students volunteered their time clearing her yard of leaves and miscellaneous junk, like rusted bicycles and an armchair.  

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