SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — One day after moving in, new Evangel students spent their Saturday volunteering, according to a news release from Evangel.
“This is an incredible opportunity for our new students to realize the heart of Evangel University, when it comes to being a part of the Springfield community,” said EU Launch leader Joshua Little, a senior from Concord N.C.
Little led students working at Victory Square on North Broadway, as they moved men’s lockers and cleaned the floors and walls of a hallway.
Students also worked at the other Victory Mission locations, the Fairbanks Community Center, Weller Elementary School, Weaver Elementary School, the Vineyard Church and the Convoy of Hope warehouse. They volunteered mostly in Zone 1 neighborhoods.
“This is a big day for us,” said Jeremy Hahn, pastor of Life360 Church at the Fairbanks, and vice president of Life360 Community Services. “The work of the Evangel students has gone a long way toward helping our small team catch up on maintenance and beautification projects.”
The day was part of Evangel’s traditional community service day, working in partnership with Convoy of Hope and Elevate Lives.
Students started volunteering at 10:30 a.m. and continued through the afternoon.
“We are thrilled to once again work with our students to impact the Springfield community,” said Christy Rowden, director of student activities at Evangel. “Such service is an important part of the Evangel mission and experience.”
Classes at Evangel start Aug. 23.