Funds Raised Go to Camp Warren and Other Arc Programs
Spread the Joy of the Camp Warren Experience for Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Washington, N.J., March 6, 2023 – The Arc of Warren County Radiothon is being held in April this year – April 19, 2023, in fact, which is just around the corner. WRNJ Radio has graciously hosted this initiative for 33 years and continues to enable the Agency to spread the news about the many services that The Arc of Warren County provides to over 1,100 individuals and their families. This year’s goal is to raise $69,000 in recognition of the 69th anniversary of The Arc of Warren County.
One of the many services that The Arc of Warren County provides is the Camp Warren experience for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Part of the funds raised by this initiative supports camperships and upgrades to the Camp Warren facility, which is located on a 30-acre property in Knowlton Township. Help spread the joy of the Camp Warren experience for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by donating to this initiative.
The Arc of Warren County also provides a variety of other services to the greater community, which benefit from fundraisers like Radiothon. The children enrolled in The Arc of Warren County’s 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. The Arc of Warren County also offers a variety of recreational and social opportunities.
The Arc of Warren County has consistently maintained a high quality of services since its founding 69 years ago and especially over the past three years when faced with challenges related to 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 to Radiothon continues until April 19, 2023. 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 33-year tradition that was the inspiration of longtime Arc Foundation Executive Director, Kevin Guyette, who passed away in October 2018.
Individuals can donate through the following website page: secure.qgiv.com/event/arcradiothon2023 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 Radiothon2023
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 the broadcast.
The administration of The Arc of Warren County is extremely pleased that the 2023 Radiothon will be co-chaired by Jim Travis, of Otterstedt Insurance Agency, and Norman Worth, of WRNJ Radio, for the fifth consecutive year. 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.
“The community-at-large has been so receptive to this project and that is why it has stood the test of time,” 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 fifth consecutive year. Their support has been instrumental in Radiothon’s success.”
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 April 19, 2023, 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 on the arcwarren.org website. Results from the efforts will be reported on-air throughout the day of the event. Phone pledges and donations will also be taken that day by calling (908) 223-0888.
“It is a longstanding tradition to support The Arc of Warren County in this manner and it continues to remain important to me,” says Norman Worth. “Donations are appreciated in advance of Radiothon Day, as well as on the Day itself. And remember to listen in on April 19th and you will learn more about the far-reaching positive impact of this organization.”
Interested individuals can read about The Arc of Warren County Radiothon with WRNJ online and, again, individuals can utilize The Arc of Warren County’s giving tool by visiting arcwarren.org
Those who are interested in supporting Radiothon or becoming members of the Radiothon team are also encouraged to contact Annamaria Lalevee, Chief Development & Communication Officer 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 69 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 32 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.