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Evangel University to participate in national Make a Difference Day 2022

Published on Oct 21, 2022 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Evangel University students, faculty, and staff will participate in national Make a Difference Day this Saturday, Oct. 22 from noon to 3 p.m. Participants will complete 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 fantastic opportunity to demonstrate love and care for people in our community, beyond our campus,” said Melissa Pulis, associate director of the Center for Compassion. “Our student-led committee has done an exceptional job organizing service opportunities so we can participate in this national day of volunteerism. We believe that when we serve, we’re growing in humility and learning what true compassion looks like. We’re putting our faith into action.”

Participants will be serving at Convoy of Hope, Good Samaritan Boys Ranch, Harmony House, Freedom City Church, Isabel’s House, Life360 Fairbanks, Ozarks Food Harvest, Robberson Neighborhood Association, Springfield Dream Center, Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks, and Weller Elementary. Projects include bagging groceries, cooking and meal prep, landscaping and yard work, painting, and cleaning.

National Make a Difference Day is observed on the fourth Saturday in October. 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 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
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by

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