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PACS Volunteer Recognition

PACS could not provide the services and support to the community without the time and effort from many of our wonderful volunteers. Here are some volunteers that we would like to recognize to highlight their tremendous contribution to PACS. 

PACS' Volunteer Honorees

Joe Cowan

Joe Cowan has been a PACS volunteer for a little over two and half years. He is a big part of our retail rescue mission at places like Redner's and Giant, etc. and does our regular supplemental pick-ups at Triple Fresh. He also delivers our Silver Service orders to older community members. His favorite part of being a volunteer is visiting the seniors when making deliveries.  Most of our clients live alone, so being able to keep them company even for a brief time is valuable to both him and them.


Joe became interested in PACS after retiring from his job of thirty years as a speech therapist. He was looking for a way to help the Phoenixville community, and his timing could not have been more perfect. Joe joined the team when we were moving to our current location. He had a pickup truck that came in handy to help haul things from the old building to the new one. Joe must have taken over thirty trips during the move!

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When asked about a personal experience that stood out to him, Joe told us a story about when he had a very loaded truck. Employees from the PACS office, including our Executive Director Mary Fuller, came out to the loading dock to help him unload. He is amazed and grateful that everyone here is willing to lend a hand whenever it is needed, regardless of their positions or titles.


Joe believes that PACS’s biggest accomplishment is how, despite our expanding physical structure, we still keep strong personal connections with clients and the community, something that can be difficult for most growing organizations. Joe says that the most unique part of volunteering at PACS is that every day is different. He is grateful to everyone at PACS for working hard together to keep the volunteering experience easy and enjoyable.


Joe also currently volunteers as a concert coordinator in the community and assisting with the Beatles Bread Basket event at Steel City every year. His hobbies include photography, playing guitar and spending time with his grandkids. Joe also loves taking trips, with his friend, riding their motorcycles all over the country and exploring new places.


A big inspiration for Joe is his mother who grew up and lived in the West Chester area. Despite
raising six kids and working part time, she always found time to offer her services to others at
her church or within the community. Thank you Joe for following in your mother’s footsteps!

You can help! We need and welcome your support.

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