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Evangel University to participate in national Make a Difference Day on Saturday

Published on Oct 27, 2021 by Erin Hedlun



Students participate in a Convoy of Hope volunteer opportunity.

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Evangel University students, faculty, and staff will participate in national Make a Difference Day this Saturday, Oct. 30 from noon to 3 p.m. Participants will complete community service projects throughout the local community.

The event is being co-hosted by Evangel’s Center for Compassion and CROSSWalk, Evangel’s student-led ministry team.

“This is a great opportunity for the Evangel community to demonstrate our care for and commitment to those beyond our campus,” said Melissa Pulis, associate director of the Center for Compassion. “We encourage students to put their faith into action and bless others in the process. That’s what this day is all about.”

Participants will be serving at Convoy of Hope, Life360 Fairbanks, Ronald McDonald House, Pregnancy Care Center, Harmony House, Ozarks Food Harvest, Freedom City Church, Laura’s Home, Footsteps, and with the Robberson Neighborhood Association. Projects include bagging groceries, landscaping and yard work, painting, and cleaning.

National Make a Difference Day was observed on October 23 this year, but due to Evangel’s Homecoming celebration, the university will recognize the day on Saturday. It is one of the largest collective days of community service in the country.

To learn more about the Center for Compassion, visit



About Evangel University

Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,200 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master and doctoral degrees.