The 68-Day Countdown Starts Today as Radiothon Will Be Held on June 8, 2022
Washington, N.J., April 1, 2022 – The 68-day countdown starts today for The Arc of Warren County’s Radiothon with WRNJ! Sixty-eight days signifies the 68th anniversary of the Agency and a goal of raising $68,000 for this initiative.
The Arc of Warren County continues to be committed to providing services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The children enrolled in our Early Intervention program are receiving services which enable them to achieve their best developmental outcomes. The residents in our Community Living Arrangements programs receive quality care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Essential services are provided to many individuals who live independently in our community. In addition, the Agency will be holding in-person camp at Camp Warren in Knowlton Township this summer. We also offer a variety of recreational and social opportunities.
The Arc of Warren County has consistently maintained a high quality of services since its founding 68 years ago and especially over the past two years when faced with challenges related to navigating the Covid-19 pandemic. The Arc of Warren County continues to need assistance to help maintain and improve existing services. Will you help make this year’s Radiothon for The Arc of Warren County with WRNJ an astounding success once again?
The countdown begins today and will continue until June 8, 2022. WRNJ radio will devote the whole day to sharing stories about the impact of The Arc of Warren County’s work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, from families, consumers, community leaders and employees. This initiative is a 32-year tradition that was the inspiration of longtime Arc Foundation Executive Director, Kevin Guyette, who passed away in October 2018.
The emphasis will be on peer-to-peer fundraising through the following website page: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/arcradiothon2022 or through The Arc of Warren County’s main website at arcwarren.org In addition, donors can text-to-give by typing 50155 and then a keyword of Radiothon 2022
The Arc of Warren County is seeking members of the Radiothon team to help with this initiative by contacting their friends and family to ask them for their support. In addition, any business donation of $500 or more will be considered a sponsorship. Sponsors will be announced during the Radiothon broadcast and the company’s logo will be featured on the event leaderboard. Select businesses in Hackettstown, Phillipsburg and Washington will display donation jars on behalf of Radiothon and will be publicly thanked on WRNJ on the day of broadcast.
The administration of The Arc of Warren County is extremely pleased that the 2022 Radiothon will be co-chaired by Jim Travis, of SASCO Otterstedt Insurance, and Norman Worth, of WRNJ Radio. Both Travis and Worth have advocated for the organization and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for well over 30 years. Travis serves on the Board of Directors for The Arc of Warren County. Both Travis and Worth are long-time members of the Hackettstown Rotary Club and serve on the Advisory Board for Atlantic Health’s Hackettstown Medical Center.
“Words cannot describe how thankful The Arc of Warren County community is that WRNJ has provided our Agency with the vehicle to be able to conduct this fundraiser for 32 years,” says John Whitehead, CEO of The Arc of Warren County. “I also want to express how grateful I am that Jim Travis and Norman Worth will serve as co-chairs for Radiothon for the fourth consecutive year. Their support has been instrumental in Radiothon’s success. Also, the community-at-large has been so receptive and that continues to make this project one that has stood the test of time.”
During this period leading up to Radiothon, members of the Radiothon team will be contacting their peers to encourage donating to the Organization through phone calls, letters, and online giving. On June 8, 2022, the actual day of Radiothon, the Radiothon team will continue to call their friends and colleagues in the comfort of their own homes or offices to encourage them to donate. The Arc of Warren County will utilize an online giving tool starting today that will allow supporters to donate, plus share the page with individuals in their network. Results from the efforts will be reported on-air throughout the day of the event.
“The Arc of Warren County provides essential services throughout Warren County with 17 group homes throughout the county and two locations right in Hackettstown itself,” says Norman Worth. “It is a longstanding tradition to support this organization in this manner and it continues to remain an initiative that is important to me. Listen in on June 8th and you will learn more about the far reaching positive impact of this organization.”
Interested individuals can read about the 68-day countdown to Radiothon online and, again, individuals can utilize The Arc of Warren County’s giving tool by visiting https://secure.qgiv.com/event/arcradiothon2022
Those who are interested in supporting Radiothon or becoming members of the Radiothon team are also encouraged to contact Annamaria Lalevee, Director of Public Relations and Fundraising, at The Arc of Warren County, at (908) 223-0884 or at ALalevee@arcwarren.org
About The Arc of Warren County
The Arc is a national organization that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their family members since 1950. The Arc of Warren County is one of 700 chapters of The Arc and serves more than 1,100 people annually for the past 68 years. Programs include residential group homes and supervised apartments, day services, community-based supports, advocacy services, recreation and summer camp, Special Olympics training, early intervention and a wide variety of additional social services.
About WRNJ Radio
WRNJ (104.7, 92.7, 105.7 FM and 1510 AM) is known as “Northwest Jersey’s Own” and has been instrumental in helping raise over $1.5 million for the Arc of Warren in the course of 31 Radiothons since 1990. The station’s format features strong local news content augmented by the ABC Radio News Network. WRNJ is well known for its community involvement with strong personalities and features a music blend that combines “Today’s Hits & Yesterday’s Favorites.” WRNJ has been broadcasting locally since 1976 and is owned by Norman Worth and Larry Tighe.