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Spotlight on Good Works

Good Works has been repairing homes and restoring hope for low-income families throughout Chester County for over 32 years. Normal circumstances are very challenging for the families we assist, but that is especially true during the COVID-19 crisis when many homeowners have been furloughed from work, forced to stay home due to underlying health conditions or need to care for an elderly parent or their school-aged children. Alarmingly, the degraded condition of their homes introduces physical and health hazards that present a greater risk than the virus itself.   During this difficult time, Good Works is prioritizing helping families living with the greatest health and safety issues, seniors, and those who may come in contact with the virus at work.  


Angie is an 82 year old, partially disabled Coatesville homeowner. After her hip replacement surgery in March, she was having tremendous difficulty descending two rickety flights of stairs to her basement every time she needed to use the bathroom – because that was the only bathroom in her house. Angie was amazed that Good Works would come out during the COVID-19 crisis and build a bathroom on the 2nd floor of her home. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, and the Good Works team is nothing short of extraordinary. Our volunteer Ambassadors are also making weekly telephone calls to address the relational and spiritual needs of homeowners struggling with anxiety, loneliness and depression.


Donations from individuals have been down from last year, which is no surprise considering how many people are not working. But, the dangerous and unhealthy situations these families live with will not improve without your help.   If you are able to volunteer with the Westminster Presbyterian Church Good Works team, please contact the Church Office, or consider making a generous donation today.   Your gift will buy the materials we need to transform lives and demonstrate God’s love to homeowners like Angie.