Friday, November 4, 2011

Governor’s Weekly Message: Habitat for Humanity – Building More Than Homes




Photos of the build available on Facebook and Flickr.
In his weekly message, Governor Jack Markell talks about a recent build for Habitat for Humanity at the Mill Stoneproject in Wilmington – the largest such project in Delaware to date.  Lt. Governor Matt Denn, members of the Governor’s Cabinet and senior staff joined him to volunteer.
“If you ever get a chance to lend a hand, or a hammer – do it,” said Governor Markell.  “Whether it’s the Mill Stone project or others, the time, talent and resources dedicated by these volunteers help renew local communities, one block at a time.   It also helps renew something in each volunteer – a sense of connection to our community.  And when you’re volunteering with friends or co-workers, it renews your sense of teamwork and purpose.”
The Governor commended the organization and the homeowners who invest time to earn their new home.  He also talked about the willingness to work together that is evidenced on Habitat sites across the state, as well as in our communities.
“Whether it’s for our schools, or small businesses; whether it’s competing to bring in a new employer or fighting for opportunity for our neighbors – you see that shared sense of effort and purpose,” said Markell.
Photos of the build available on Facebook and Flickr.
About the Governor’s Weekly Message: 
At noon every Friday, a new video message is posted to the Governor’s website and YouTube channel and is distributed to Delaware media outlets.   Transcripts of the messages are posted and the audio version of the Governor’s message is available on iTunes as a podcast for distribution to personal MP3 players and home computers.   The Governor’s weekly message is currently being carried on the air and posted on websites by various media outlets, and the direct link is: http://youtu.be/HIznFsENzV4.
Constituents, media outlets and others are free to link to the Governor’s video message on YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/user/GovernorMarkell – or on his Facebook page - www.facebook.com/governormarkell – or on the Delaware State website at http://governor.delaware.gov/information/podcast_video.shtml.  All are also invited to follow him on Twitter – www.twitter.com/governormarkell – and submit ideas throughhttp://ideas.delaware.gov.
Transcript of the Governor’s Weekly Message.



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