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Evangel University donates blankets to local nonprofit and aid organizations

Published on Feb 6, 2023 by Erin Hedlun

Staff from The Kitchen pick up donated blankets from EU.

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Evangel University recently donated an overstock of blankets to several nonprofit and aid organizations in the greater Springfield area. The donation included approximately 800 blankets originally intended to provide bedding for guests staying in EU’s residence halls.

So far, Evangel has donated 200 blankets to the Veterans Coming Home Center, 200 to The Kitchen, Inc., 100 to Hope Homes of the Ozarks, and the remainder, approximately 300 blankets, to the International Institute.

Both Veterans Coming Home and The Kitchen plan to give their blankets to local unsheltered citizens. Hope Homes, a residential discipleship and recovery program, will use the donation to update the bedding for students in their programs. The International Insitute, a refugee and asylee resettlement and employment organization, will provide the blankets to individuals using its services.

Autumn Walker, director of conference and event services

“Evangel is pleased to offer these blankets to organizations in our community who help the unsheltered population and address housing needs across the greater Springfield area,” said Autumn Walker, director of conference and event services at Evangel. “We are so glad they are going to be put to good use.”

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About Evangel University

Evangel University, with its embedded Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Spirit-led Christian university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Rakes, EU is committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally and becoming compassionate innovators in their chosen vocations. EU offers more than 70 degree programs, including cutting-edge majors, pre-professional programs, and affordable and flexible online degree options.

EU is highly regarded and has been ranked:

  • US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
  • Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
  • Top 10 Best Universities by AcademicInfluence.com
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by BestColleges.com

With additional accreditations in business, counseling, music, social work, and theology and certification as an Excellence in Giving university, EU is focused on providing students with hands-on experience and real-world training for today’s professional careers. Learn more about the university at evangel.edu.