WNEP Newswatch 16’s morning meteorologist for Northeastern Pennsylvania, Joe Snedeker, began pedaling for charity sixteen years ago. This year, his ride started on Monday, July 22nd and concluded at the St. Joseph’s Festival in Scranton on Friday, July 26th.
On Friday, the final day of the charitable event, Joe donned a specially designed Ehrlich biking jersey. “We made an Ehrlich biking jersey specifically for this event; Joe wore the Ehrlich jersey all day Friday,” said Lynn Hill, Ehrlich Regional Director for Region # 7.
This year, the ride was aptly named “Go Joe 16” because it is Joe’s 16th annual bike ride benefiting the St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The goal of the event is to raise much needed funds for what has been a crucial program benefiting those in need in Scranton.
In total, Joe has pedaled more than 7,600 miles-or 500+ miles per event! He has ridden through 16 states since his inaugural ride and raised an impressive total of $1.6 million dollars for St. Joseph’s Center.
Ehrlich’s continued support for the St. Joseph’s Center (http://www.stjosephcenter.org) enables the ongoing success of much-needed programs and vital living services for children and young adults who often have nowhere else to turn to for help. Many of these children suffer from developmental and intellectual disabilities and, understandably, rely on the charitable donations for their life-enrichment services.
A few of the programs in dire need of charitable support are, residential services at the center, residential community homes, and early intervention programs in families’ homes. St. Joseph’s Adult program picks up where public school programs have left off, providing the opportunity for further educational skills and services training.
Below you can see Joe completing the race across the finish line and adorned in his Ehrlich gear, along with his wife Dawn, by viewing the video news coverage here. Congratulations Joe and to Lynn Hill and Mike Dane, Rentokil North America Vice President of Marketing, for making this great project a reality.
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