West Chester, Pa (March 25, 2022) – Good Works, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides free home repairs to low-income residents and families, will receive $50,000 in state grant funding thanks to the work of state Senator Carolyn Comitta.

“Many families and seniors have experienced housing challenges during the pandemic, including necessary upgrades for health and safety, accessibility improvements, damage from storms, flooding and extreme weather, or simply affording essential maintenance and upkeep,” Comitta said. “Thankfully, community members can turn to the caring and welcoming team at Good Works. I appreciate all the staff and volunteers for their ongoing service to our friends and neighbors in need.”

The funds, which Comitta helped secure through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Keystone Communities Program, will support the purchase of materials and supplies.

Comitta also commended Good Works for its organizational resilience throughout the pandemic. Like many nonprofit organizations, Good Works experienced an increased demand for services and related challenges and impacts. Despite the emergence of COVID-19 variants, Hurricane Ida, economic uncertainty, supply shortages, and rising fuel and material costs, the group completed work on 40 homes last year and assisted 165 families through 27,605 volunteer hours.

“Good Works is honored to be the recipient of this grant that will provide critical building materials and supplies that our staff and volunteers will use to repair many substandard homes throughout Chester County,” said Robert Beggs, Executive Director of Good Works. “Senator Comitta’s staff volunteered their time and talent last year and this generous grant further demonstrates their commitment to addressing housing inequities in Chester County.”   

A faith-based nonprofit organization, Good Works has provided vital home repair and rehabilitation services to more than 1,000 homes in our region through more than three decades of service. Along the way, the group has touched the lives of many, including seniors, veterans, disabled residents, and families. Much of their work is contributed through volunteer service, creating an environment where neighbors help neighbors.

Based in Coatesville, Good Works, Inc. primarily services homeowners in central and northern Chester County.

Individuals interested in volunteering are always needed and welcome to help. Learn more about opportunities to contribute at www.goodworksinc.org.