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The Arc of Warren County Radiothon 2023 will be held on April 19

Funds Raised Go to Camp Warren and Other Arc Programs

WASHINGTON, NJ (Warren County) – The Arc of Warren County Radiothon is being held in April this year – April 19, in fact, which is just around the corner.

WRNJ Radio has 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: 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,” said Norman Worth. “Donations are appreciated in advance of Radiothon Day, as well as on the Day itself. And remember to listen in on April 19 and you will learn more about the far-reaching positive impact of this organization.”

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 email ALalevee@arcwarren.org.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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