Dear Church Representative,
Since 66 years ago, our church owns a 100+acre children/youth camp called “Camp Joy.” In early March, our camp was ravaged by tornadoes. Some of the leadership of our camp encouraged me to post the following message here on my blog that was sent to TBC pastors:
Please help us in getting the word out about Camp Joy’s need for donations of time (skilled and unskilled labor), money, food, equipment, and building materials. The camp has benefited many boys and girls over the years and we, with God’s help, want the camp to continue on to supply even more kids a great camp experience and to give them the good news of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Please do whatever you can to get the announcement below or something similar to your church members-perhaps in your church bulletins. They can also “like” Camp Joy on Facebook (CampJoytn.com) to help spread the word. As stated below, the “Makeover” has begun already with the major work being done between June 1 and July 4, 2012.
Also, the Camp Director, Mr. Tim Walterbach, would love the opportunity to speak to any of your church administrators or staff about Camp Joy, the rebuild, or your possible involvement with the camp. The camp offers such a great fun experience for kids and also brings them the good news about our precious Lord Jesus Christ. Please call Tim Walterbach at 918-232-8186 if you would like to arrange a time for him to speak to your group or if you need more information about Camp Joy. If you have questions about this solicitation of your help-I, Sherry Plunkett, will be happy to speak with you. I can also arrange for you to receive a photo referencing Camp Joy that you may wish to put in some of your printed materials. Contact Sherry Plunkett at 901 486 4920. Here below is the actual announcement you may wish to use to spread the word. Feel free to vary this announcement some according to your needs for space. This is just a suggested printed version of the announcement you may use at your convenience.
“Camp Joy Needs Your Help” Camp Joy, located on Hunter Road, has given fun and free Christian camp experiences to over 128,000 boys and girls in the Chattanooga area since 1946, with over 28,000 of those kids making decisions to follow Christ. The recent tornadoes severely damaged some of the camp buildings. Some members of the “Extreme Makeover-Home Edition” team and the Covenant Values Foundation are helping to rebuild and transform the camp. By God’s provision and with the help of many local people, businesses and others from around the country the camp will be getting an “Extreme Camp Makeover.” Planning and work has already begun with the big kickoff scheduled for June 1, 2012 and a “Reveal and Celebration” scheduled for July 4, 2012. “Would you like to volunteer time, money, food, equipment or building materials?” Please go to “extremecampmakeover.com” for more details and to sign up–or call Blake Mullins of the “Extreme Build Team” at 832-347-9598.