"Let your light so shine among men
that they see your good works
  and glorify your Father in heaven."  
Matthew 5:16

 
​​Donations Needed!!
​We are seeking donations to cover the costs of the April 1st workday.  
Can you contribute $5, $10, $50, $100?  Any amount helps cover costs...  
All donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE and support local needs!!  
Click the link below to donate online (select "CommunityWorx" as your designation) or click the donation tab for instructions to mail a check.

    

At a recent Site Visit, 
Client R.L. told the Volunteers that he was "so grateful" and that they "were just a little ray of light."  

About Us

Our Purpose & Mission
CommunityWorx exists to bring glory to God through our Mission, which is to organize volunteers to help local (Blount County, TN.) agencies and their families with needs.  We accomplish this Mission through four programs that have been developed to target needs in the community, including the following:















Our History
CommunityWorx applied for incorporation with the State of TN February, 2017, and will eventually apply for nonprofit status.  Until then, Victory Baptist Church is allowing us to umbrella under their 501c3 as we plan and navigate our way through the process of the nonprofit application, Board development, and research for financial sustainability and best program practices.


But our roots run much deeper than 2017…


Planners for CommunityWorx have been involved in coordinating local mission work in Blount County, TN, for almost 15 years.  Several of them helped start ROC (Reaching Our Community) at First Baptist Maryville in 2004, which included a home repair ministry, a furniture ministry, volunteer work days, a Christmas program, and a community closet for local families in need.  In 2011, planners also worked with Global Women of Blount County to plan a community-wide volunteer workday involving volunteers from multiple churches to help local agencies and families with needs.  For the next several years, planners coordinated community-wide work days through Operation In As Much.  In 2013, coordinators joined John 316 Outreach which already had a home repair and furniture ministry in existence at the time.  Planners helped develop additional programs for John 316 Outreach based on their previous experiences with local missions.  The programs added included a community closet, a firewood ministry, community workdays, and a Christmas program (ChristmasWishes).  To better manage programming, in January of 2017, planners decided to focus efforts on developing the closet, volunteer workdays, and ChristmasWishes into CommunityWorx, and John 316 Outreach continues to serve families in need through the home repair, furniture, and firewood ministries.  Both organizations plan to partner together on workdays when possible.
 
Our Planning Team
Our Planning Team consists of volunteers who dedicate their time to serve in the community, including the following people:
  • Kim Antonio (ChristmasWishes Coordinator) 
  • Brenda Brown & Emily Byrd (Fundraising/Bazaar Coordinators)
  • Jessica Fernandez (Correspondence Coordinator)
  • Carol Lucas (Planning Team Director).  (865-268-9822)
  • Lisa Russell (Community Engagement Coordinator)
  • Gary & Wanda Springsdorf (Closet and Pray-ers Coordinator).(865-268-9823)

​1. CommunityWorx Volunteer Workdays Volunteer workdays with a variety of tasks so that EVERYONE can find a place to serve
3. CommunityWorx Pray-ers
Weekly prayer list for clients' and volunteers' prayer requests
2. CommunityWorx Closet
Hygiene and cleaning supplies, household goods, etc. for local agencies' families in need
​4.   ChristmasWishes
Gifts and a party for local children in need