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Evangel to impact the community on Make a Difference Day

Published on Oct 18, 2012 by Jennifer Hall

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — On Saturday, Oct. 27, more than 150 Evangel University students, faculty and staff members will be volunteering their time during Make a Difference Day.

Students will have a kick-off meeting at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Union and then will leave in teams to assist various agencies around the city. Partnerships will include Habitat for Humanity, Library for the Blind, Greene County Humane Society and Boys and Girls Town among others.

The event is being sponsored by Global Connections, CROSSwalk, Evangel Student Government Association and Social Work Club.

Evangel’s observance of Make a Difference Day was begun in 2005 by Lacey Nunnally, social work program director, who is a driving force for volunteerism on campus.

“In 2006, Make a Difference Day was the week I started work at Evangel,” said Donna Trower, Evangel’s 2012 Make a Difference Day coordinator. “Volunteering has always been an important part of my life, so I was excited to see that Evangel had an annual organized event. We express our commitment to our community by helping others.”

USA Weekend’s Make A Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of October. Created by the magazine in 1992, it has grown into the largest community service effort in the nation, rallying corporations, government leaders, charitable organizations and everyday Americans into action on one day. Each year, 3 million people participate worldwide, helping millions more.

For additional information contact Donna Trower at (417) 865-2815, ext. 7896.

Evangel University is a private, Christian university of arts, sciences and professions. With an enrollment of more than 2,000 students from all 50 states and abroad, Evangel offers more than 100 undergraduate academic programs and nine master’s programs.