67-Day Countdown Starts Today as Radiothon Will Be Held on June 3, 2021

Washington, N.J., March 29, 2021 – The 67-day countdown starts today for the second virtual Arc of Warren County Radiothon with WRNJ! Sixty-seven days signifies the 67th anniversary of the Agency and our goal of raising $67,000 for this initiative.

Since the beginning of the pandemic a year ago, The Arc of Warren County continues to be committed to providing services to our consumers and residents who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. The children enrolled in our Early Intervention program are still receiving services which enable them to achieve their best developmental outcomes. The residents in our Community Living Arrangements programs are still receiving quality care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Essential services are provided to many of our people who live independently in our community. In addition, the Agency has intentions of holding five weeks of in-person day camp at Camp Warren and will follow all safety guidelines provided by the Agency’s governing bodies.

The Arc of Warren County has consistently maintained a high quality of services and provided maintenance and upkeep of our facilities during these difficult times. We continue to need your assistance to help maintain and resume the services that we have been providing. Will you help make this year’s Radiothon for The Arc of Warren County with WRNJ virtually fantastic once again?

The countdown begins today and will continue until June 3, 2021 when WRNJ radio will devote the whole day to sharing stories about the impact of The Arc of Warren County’s work with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, from families, consumers, community leaders and employees. This initiative is a 31-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/arcradiothon2021 The Arc of Warren County is seeking members of the Radiothon team to help with this initiative virtually. In addition, any donation of $500 or more is considered a sponsorship and the company’s logo will be featured on the leaderboard and announced as a sponsor during the Radiothon broadcast. A new element of this year’s initiative is to engage businesses that belong to the Hackettstown and Washington BID to display donation jars on behalf of Radiothon.  

The administration of The Arc of Warren County is extremely pleased that the 2021 Radiothon will be co-chaired for the third year in a row 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 developmental and intellectual disabilities for over 30 years. Travis serves on the Board of Directors for The Arc of Warren County and 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.

“On behalf of The Arc of Warren County, I would like to express my gratitude that WRNJ has provided our Agency with the vehicle to be able to conduct this fundraiser for over 30 years,” says John Whitehead, CEO of The Arc of Warren County. “I also want to thank Jim Travis and Norman Worth for agreeing to be co-chairs for this event for the third consecutive year. Their support has been instrumental in the success of past Radiothons. Thank you to everyone who has supported us in previous years. If you can continue that support, we will be extremely grateful.”

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 3, 2021, 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.  

“The Arc of Warren County is a non-profit that is very near and dear to my heart, so I am looking forward to co-chairing this event with Norman Worth again this year,” says Travis. “This is why I volunteer my time on the Board of Directors and have stayed engaged for many years.  The services that they provide to the entire county are essential resources that make a difference to the individuals and the families that are supported. They continue to make a positive impact to the community and have persevered during the trying times over the past year.”

Interested individuals can read about the 67-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/arcradiothon2021

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 and The Arc of Warren County

The Arc is a national organization that serves individuals with developmental and intellectual 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 67 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 30 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.