Our History

Caring For Our Community Since 2004

Planners for CommunityWorx have been involved in coordinating local mission work in Blount County, TN, for 15+ years. Several of them helped start and coordinate 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 community members 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 to help with coordinating their existing programs (home repair and furniture) and also developed additional programs (a community closet, a firewood ministry, community workdays, and a Christmas program (ChristmasWishes). In 2017, planners started CommunityWorx which at the time included the Volunteer Workdays, the Closet, ChristmasWishes, and the Pray-ers Programs. In the fall of 2018, the Firewood and Gap Programs were added to the services offered to Blount County community members in need. In 2019, the items being used in the Closet were folded into the Gap Program to streamline services.

Our Impact Over the Last 5 years

1,918 volunteers

6,491 Volunteer Hours

Individuals/ Families Served Through Our Programs


81 individuals


37 families/ individuals

Christmas Wishes

1,084 kids,
727 families

Firewood Program

212 families/

Be a Part of the Impact!

Help to make a difference in our community and to the people who live in it!