Evangel University has announced a partnership with Convoy of Hope to help families of a local elementary school.
The partnership, part of the “EU Launch” program, will have students handing out groceries and other items to families of Weller Elementary.
“We are excited that this year, Evangel University is partnering with Convoy of Hope to organize and run a Block Party at Weller Elementary,” Dr. Donna Washburn, director of the Center for Compassion, said in a statement.
“Both new and returning students will serve the Weller Elementary neighbors, to include grocery distribution, haircuts by trained stylists, community services and more.”
The distribution and other services will take place on Saturday, August 24, at the school.
Over 100 Evangel students will also help Convoy of Hope by working at Convoy’s World Distribution Center on Patterson Avenue in Springfield.
The weekend volunteer event comes on the heels of Evangel’s annual “move-in” day on Friday. The University says they will have students from 46 states and 23 foreign countries.