A Message from the Executive Director 

Good Works Operating Guidelines for COVID-19 effective 26 June 2020


Good Works, Inc. has operated throughout the COVID-19 crisis in accordance with the processes and procedures defined by the Governor of Pennsylvania. Beginning 1 May 2020, all commercial and residential construction was approved to resume under specific guidelines which have been observed.  Beginning 26 June 2020, Chester County transitioned to its Green phase further relaxing certain requirements but maintaining precautionary procedures.


Volunteerism is a choice!   The level of participation by a group or individual is at their discretion.  This includes discretion of where (interior/exterior) they are willing to work.


As a volunteer, you should not participate in a workday if; 1) you are experiencing virus-like symptoms, including a body temperature over 99 degrees in the past 72 hours, 2) have been exposed to a person who is known or believed to be infected with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or 3) have travelled outside of the U.S. in the past 14 days.


Homeowners must agree to volunteers working in and/or around their home.  No work should be completed without that approval.  Use attached Homeowner Notification Guidelines when contacting homeowners of an upcoming workday.

Warehouse gatherings are approved in the Green Phase, but masks should be worn and social distancing observed to the maximum extent practical. 


Social distancing and face masks are recommended on the jobsite (except when outside and maintaining proper social distancing).  Use of gloves and regular handwashing are recommended.  Volunteers are expected to provide their own PPE, but a mask will be available if a volunteer forgets to bring theirs.  Homeowners are requested to wear masks when volunteers are working inside.  Provide them with a Good Works mask if necessary.


Lunch preparation and delivery on Saturday workdays is approved under Green status.  Volunteers may choose to bring their own lunches and water bottles. 

It is recommended that work spaces at the worksite be sanitized by washing down surfaces with disinfecting cleaners at the beginning and end of the workday.  Tools should also be wiped down at the end of the workday.


Pandemic Safety Officer (PSO).  Each worksite needs to identify someone to serve as the PSO.  Their job is simply to ensure that the aforementioned guidelines are being observed.

Good Works Operating Guidelines during COVID-19 effective 26 June 2020
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Welcome to Good Works, Inc.

A Portrait of Good Works by Bryn Gillette

We are a Christian nonprofit organization which exists to transform lives by repairing homes for low-income families and share the hope found in Jesus Christ. Our services are currently offered to homeowners in central & northern Chester County, PA.  Repairs are provided  at no cost to the homeowners and volunteers do most of the work.  


Our goal is to see the inhabitants of these homes rise above their level of poverty and experience a rich measure of hope, joy and dignity through being cared for and knowing that their circumstances matter to their community and to God. We believe that everyone benefits when people from different races, cultures, and backgrounds join together in a common purpose.

Good Works founder, Jim Ford  has chronicled the story of Good Works from its genesis in 1988 until 2014 when he retired as its Director.  Bringing Hope Home is Jim's first book and it captures both his personal journey and that of the organization he founded.  Jim's story captures how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.   All proceeds from the sale of the book go directly to Good Works and its mission of repairing homes and restoring hope.  


"Inspiring!  This book will be an encouragement to anyone who feels God is calling them to do something they don't feel prepared to do."


For more information and purchase your own copy directly from the publisher today click here.

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