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Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Recognizing the Generosity of Delawareans

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014




As Governor, I am continually reminded of all of the reasons our state gives us to be thankful year-round: our beautiful beaches and abundant natural resources, along with a rich history of invention, courageous leadership, and a belief in cooperation – even among political adversaries. It is the Delaware Way. But each year as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s clear that we can be most thankful for the overwhelming kindness and generosity of Delawareans – people who are committed to serving the less fortunate and most vulnerable. That giving spirit was on display this week at the Thanksgiving Turkey & Food Give Away, where non-profits, youth organizations, and others came together here at the Dover Boys and Girls Club to distribute food for thousands of families and seniors. WJBR’s annual Turkey-Thon benefited the Ministry of Caring – a remarkable group that works to provide affordable housing and to help the homeless and working poor see a brighter future. And for more than a decade volunteers with Stockings for Soldiers have supported our troops overseas by sending blankets, hats, and personalized stockings stuffed with basic needs. We all have the opportunity to make the holiday season a little more joyful for others, and we should be inspired to act by the incredible efforts of the many Delawareans who take it upon themselves to lend a hand to those who need one. I wish you and your loved ones a happy Thanksgiving, and thank you for all that you do to help keep Delaware moving forward.

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Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Recognizing the Generosity of Delawareans

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014




As Governor, I am continually reminded of all of the reasons our state gives us to be thankful year-round: our beautiful beaches and abundant natural resources, along with a rich history of invention, courageous leadership, and a belief in cooperation – even among political adversaries. It is the Delaware Way. But each year as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s clear that we can be most thankful for the overwhelming kindness and generosity of Delawareans – people who are committed to serving the less fortunate and most vulnerable. That giving spirit was on display this week at the Thanksgiving Turkey & Food Give Away, where non-profits, youth organizations, and others came together here at the Dover Boys and Girls Club to distribute food for thousands of families and seniors. WJBR’s annual Turkey-Thon benefited the Ministry of Caring – a remarkable group that works to provide affordable housing and to help the homeless and working poor see a brighter future. And for more than a decade volunteers with Stockings for Soldiers have supported our troops overseas by sending blankets, hats, and personalized stockings stuffed with basic needs. We all have the opportunity to make the holiday season a little more joyful for others, and we should be inspired to act by the incredible efforts of the many Delawareans who take it upon themselves to lend a hand to those who need one. I wish you and your loved ones a happy Thanksgiving, and thank you for all that you do to help keep Delaware moving forward.

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