The Well hosts second annual Transform 2019

Submitted photoVolunteers help with a construction project for Transform 2019.

The Well hosted the second annual volunteer event called Transform, with projects completed in both Knoxville and Pella to strengthen our communities last week.

With 150 volunteers, 30 projects were completed throughout the six day event. A few projects that were completed included building a wheelchair ramp, cleaning out a trailer home, building a porch, yardwork for several residents who were unable to participate physically, and many more community betterment projects.

“Words cannot possibly express how thankful my family is for these people,” said a homeowner who received volunteer work during Transform. “From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for what you were able to get done! It brings tears to my eyes. You are all truly angels.”

Groups from Pella Corp, Every Step, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Third Church, Celebrate Church, Kiwanis, Peoria Christian Grade School, Pella Christian Grade School, young adult bible studies in the area and other local groups gathered to carry out the projects during the event.

“What a beautiful and blessed community we live in that when someone needs help, many hands and feet are there to do it,” said another resident. “We were completely blown away by all the work you guys did—work I normally love to do but can’t this year. We’re so grateful for everything. Thank you.”

Any projects that were submitted but not completed during the event will be completed through A Call to Serve Ministries, which is a program of The Well. If you’d like to volunteer throughout the year for projects like these, please email

The Well’s mission is combining the love of Christ, the help of our communities, and the strength in every person to find hope for life. They are an organization of people interested in more effectively ministering to those in need in Marion County. Through volunteers and partnerships with churches, business and social service agencies, they hope to be a place of encouragement and support that connects people to necessary resources.