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Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Volunteer Efforts Increase Quality of Life for All

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014



The most important measure of progress for our state is whether we give as many Delawareans as possible the best chance to reach their potential. And government has an important role: ensuring access to a high quality education, protecting health, making our communities safer. But we must also recognize the vital efforts of our non-profit community and other organizations that help people in need and improve our quality of life.

I’ve been amazed and grateful for the work of initiatives like Project Renewal, which has renovated and refurbished Boys and Girls Clubs that serve low-income youth, and Habitat Humanity, which provides affordable housing for struggling families. Their success, and the success of hundreds of other programs, is a result of thousands of hours donated by generous Delawareans. We recognized some of their extraordinary work at the state’s annual Volunteer Service Awards, which showcased people like Marilee Bradley. For 45 years she has been dedicated to the Stockley Center in Georgetown, advocating for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. At 92, she is still actively raising funds for projects and awareness about the center.  Other honorees are helping people recover from addiction, raising awareness about Alzheimer’s; working at free tax clinics; providing free legal aid to disabled veterans, and much more.

Volunteer opportunities exist for everyone to tap into their individual strengths. I urge you to get involved by visiting https://volunteer.delaware.gov. And remember those you help will not be the only ones who benefit. Volunteering offers a sense of purpose and has shown to make us healthier too. Through volunteerism, we help ensure that assistance is there for our neighbors and communities when they need it. And that keeps Delaware moving forward.

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Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Volunteer Efforts Increase Quality of Life for All

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014



The most important measure of progress for our state is whether we give as many Delawareans as possible the best chance to reach their potential. And government has an important role: ensuring access to a high quality education, protecting health, making our communities safer. But we must also recognize the vital efforts of our non-profit community and other organizations that help people in need and improve our quality of life.

I’ve been amazed and grateful for the work of initiatives like Project Renewal, which has renovated and refurbished Boys and Girls Clubs that serve low-income youth, and Habitat Humanity, which provides affordable housing for struggling families. Their success, and the success of hundreds of other programs, is a result of thousands of hours donated by generous Delawareans. We recognized some of their extraordinary work at the state’s annual Volunteer Service Awards, which showcased people like Marilee Bradley. For 45 years she has been dedicated to the Stockley Center in Georgetown, advocating for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. At 92, she is still actively raising funds for projects and awareness about the center.  Other honorees are helping people recover from addiction, raising awareness about Alzheimer’s; working at free tax clinics; providing free legal aid to disabled veterans, and much more.

Volunteer opportunities exist for everyone to tap into their individual strengths. I urge you to get involved by visiting https://volunteer.delaware.gov. And remember those you help will not be the only ones who benefit. Volunteering offers a sense of purpose and has shown to make us healthier too. Through volunteerism, we help ensure that assistance is there for our neighbors and communities when they need it. And that keeps Delaware moving forward.

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