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Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Thankful For the Generous Spirit of Delawareans

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015



As Governor, I travel the state. I visit schools, businesses and not-for-profit organizations. I get to ride along our growing trail system, visit our beautiful beaches with my family, and spend time with leaders in our state—all things I am thankful to be able to do. But each year as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I realize there is so much more to be thankful for. This week, I joined WJBR for their annual Turkey Thon that benefits the Ministry of Caring.

Delaware residents contributed everything from baby formula and canned goods, to turkeys and non-perishable food for families in need over the holiday season. We also have organizations like Delaware Adopt-A-Family, coordinated by the Division of State Service Centers, that aids families in crisis, whether they’re struggling with homelessness, or unemployed or impoverished. During a typical year they provide urgent assistance to families across our state. And we never forget the contributions of our National Guard and all of the military members who sacrifice time away from loved ones at this season to serve on our behalf.

Up and down our state, Delawareans are stepping up and lending a hand to those in need. Each and every day, we have the opportunity to bring a little joy and cheer to friends, family and even to strangers. So, this holiday season, I wish you a happy Thanksgiving and thank you for your giving spirit—it keeps Delaware moving forward.

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Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Thankful For the Generous Spirit of Delawareans

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015



As Governor, I travel the state. I visit schools, businesses and not-for-profit organizations. I get to ride along our growing trail system, visit our beautiful beaches with my family, and spend time with leaders in our state—all things I am thankful to be able to do. But each year as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I realize there is so much more to be thankful for. This week, I joined WJBR for their annual Turkey Thon that benefits the Ministry of Caring.

Delaware residents contributed everything from baby formula and canned goods, to turkeys and non-perishable food for families in need over the holiday season. We also have organizations like Delaware Adopt-A-Family, coordinated by the Division of State Service Centers, that aids families in crisis, whether they’re struggling with homelessness, or unemployed or impoverished. During a typical year they provide urgent assistance to families across our state. And we never forget the contributions of our National Guard and all of the military members who sacrifice time away from loved ones at this season to serve on our behalf.

Up and down our state, Delawareans are stepping up and lending a hand to those in need. Each and every day, we have the opportunity to bring a little joy and cheer to friends, family and even to strangers. So, this holiday season, I wish you a happy Thanksgiving and thank you for your giving spirit—it keeps Delaware moving forward.

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