Thursday, April 9, 2009

Council records radio camp spot for sponsorships













As numerous businesses lay off employees or close their doors, the Council's outreach continues to increase as local families and individuals seek assistance.

To help combat this challenge, the Council is trying to keep its name in front of the public's eyes to remind everyone that the Society is here to help improve the quality of life for the hurting, and that assistance is needed to help meet the needs.

One of the Council's current needs is for businesses, organizations and individuals to help sponsor children, ages 7-13, to summer camp, as some valuable sponsors are disappearing due to the economic downturn. This is a major concern for the Council's Camp Department and the children it serves.

To help offset this problem, yesterday three young campers and Ray Lopez, Circle V Ranch Camp Director, recorded a spot at 710AM ESPN Radio to encourage the public to help sponsor boys and girls to camp this year. The Council's goal is for the public to help offset the cost by donating $150 (tax-deductible) of the $300 total fee per child, per camp session. There are eight one-week sessions, and the Society hopes to host 1,200 children from throughout Southern California at Circle V Ranch, which is located near beautiful Santa Barbara, CA.

The radio spot should begin airing soon. If you can help sponsor a child to camp, please call the Council's Camp Department at 323-224-6213, or e-mail rlopez@svdpla.org.

Photos (l-r): Circle V Ranch Camp Director Ray Lopez with Angelica Torres, Casandra Morga and Liliana Torres; 710AM ESPN Program Director Larry Gifford records an interview with the three girls about camp.

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