State Senator Andy Dinniman recently secured $50,000 in state funding for Coatesville-based Good Works, a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to repairing homes and restoring hope for low-income homeowners in Chester County.
“Good Works is a Chester County success story in the way its staff and volunteers literally roll up their sleeves and put their faith to work in assisting their neighbors in need,” Dinniman said. “We prevailed in securing this vital funding to help offset funding cuts at the county level, and I will continue to work to support Good Works and the many other nonprofit organizations that support our neighbors in need.”
The funds come through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Keystone Communities Program and will be matched by Good Works through a reimbursement program.
“We work to keep people from becoming homeless,” said Bob Beggs, Executive Director of Good Works. “Our goal is to keep families together, safe, and healthy in their own homes and to leave families in a much better position than when they started.”
According to Beggs, this is the first time in memory that Good Works has received significant funding from the Commonwealth. The state funds will go to improving and rehabilitating the homes of an estimated 15 families throughout Chester County.