Good Works Celebrates 30 Years of Transforming Lives, Neighborhoods in Chester County

Mark Hostutler

Good Works is celebrating its 30th anniversary today.

This Christian, nonprofit, home-repair ministry founded in Coatesville has been transforming lives and neighborhoods in Chester County since 1988.

Good Works does it by repairing homes for low-income families and sharing the hope found in Jesus Christ. The organization believes that everyone benefits when people from different races, cultures, and backgrounds join together for a common purpose.

Soon after Good Works launched in 1988, it had only 35 volunteers, who, in their first year, worked on eight homes. Last year, nearly 1,600 volunteers donated 40,000 hours and helped to repair 175 homes.

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Without the intervention of Good Works, many economically challenged residents and their families would have otherwise faced eviction and possibly homelessness.

Today, the repairs completed by Good Works are far more extensive than they were all those years ago, but the message is still the same. Hope, Joy, and Dignity – these are blessings the organization and its volunteers share with families throughout central and northern Chester County.

Saturday workdays commence from warehouses in Coatesville, West Chester, Phoenixville, and St. Peter’s Village.

“Join us!” said Bob Beggs, the Executive Director of Good Works. “We have volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, church, and social groups and local companies who want to experience the joy of serving others and making a tangible difference in our community.”

Click here to learn more about opportunities to volunteer or to financially support Good Works.

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