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Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Celebrating Volunteerism in the First State

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013




We are a state of neighbors and nowhere is it more evident than when people come together to build something, fix something or create something for someone else.   And so, with a spirit of service we begin a week of service here at the Boys and Girls Club in Laurel,  where Cabinet members and community members came together painting walls, installing storage units and doing some small repairs that collectively make a big difference to kids here.

Thousands of Delawareans volunteer their time and their talents every day, and our state wouldn’t function as well without their efforts.   My wife and our First Lady Carla started spearheading volunteerism efforts four years ago knowing every person can make a difference in the lives of others.  We have seen it – in Delaware’s cities, suburbs and small towns. In its schools, churches and other places of worship and nonprofit organizations. And, most importantly, we have seen the difference that reaching out makes with countless families and individuals.

During this week of service, we want to celebrate all those who already volunteer while encouraging others to find a way to get involved.  If you are looking for ways to help,  just go to https://volunteer.delaware.gov.   We hope every citizen who volunteers this week will continue volunteering not just for a week, but for an entire lifetime.  It’s the thousands of hours spent helping others in need that prove Delaware is not just a state, but a state of neighbors, who keep working together and moving forward together.

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Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Celebrating Volunteerism in the First State

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013




We are a state of neighbors and nowhere is it more evident than when people come together to build something, fix something or create something for someone else.   And so, with a spirit of service we begin a week of service here at the Boys and Girls Club in Laurel,  where Cabinet members and community members came together painting walls, installing storage units and doing some small repairs that collectively make a big difference to kids here.

Thousands of Delawareans volunteer their time and their talents every day, and our state wouldn’t function as well without their efforts.   My wife and our First Lady Carla started spearheading volunteerism efforts four years ago knowing every person can make a difference in the lives of others.  We have seen it – in Delaware’s cities, suburbs and small towns. In its schools, churches and other places of worship and nonprofit organizations. And, most importantly, we have seen the difference that reaching out makes with countless families and individuals.

During this week of service, we want to celebrate all those who already volunteer while encouraging others to find a way to get involved.  If you are looking for ways to help,  just go to https://volunteer.delaware.gov.   We hope every citizen who volunteers this week will continue volunteering not just for a week, but for an entire lifetime.  It’s the thousands of hours spent helping others in need that prove Delaware is not just a state, but a state of neighbors, who keep working together and moving forward together.

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