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The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, raises money for agencies, schools and hospitals to make life better for children with special needs.

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Kate Nason inspires many

We talked with Kate Nason about her 10th Frogtown Hop and how grateful she is for everything associated with the event. Check out Kate’s interview plus her run today and her great finish with cheers from everyone. Thanks to Highview Fire Protection District for all of your support and help today to make sure this event was so successful!!

Your donations make a difference

There’s a 10-acre horse farm and therapy center in Eastern Jefferson County that hasn’t stopped providing year round care even through the pandemic.

Green Hill Therapy, Inc. has been providing services for children with special needs regardless of their ability to pay for 22 years with help from the WHAS Crusade for Children. 11-year-old Waylon Cornell has been attending Green Hill Therapy for 9 years and this is his story.

Since 2002, the WHAS Crusade for Children has granted over $325,000 to Green Hill Therapy. Go to WHASCrusade.org to learn how you make life better for children with special needs. 100% for the kids! #WHASCrusade

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2021 Crusade Grants Announced

The WHAS Crusade for Children announces its grants for 2021 – 2022. 225 grants have been awarded totaling $5,100,000. That matches the tote board at the conclusion of the 68th annual WHAS Crusade for Children which took place on June 5 – 6, 2021.

Grant funds become available as the Crusade for Children begins a new fiscal year on September 1, 2021.

“Thanks to the tremendous support of the community, we are so excited Crusade 68 raised $5,100,000 which will be awarded in 225 grants this year. With over $11 million in requests, the board of ministers, rabbis and priests who make the funding allocations had some difficult decisions. Their job was made even tougher these past two years because the pandemic has created needs they want to fully fund. They did a great job selecting terrific projects and programs that will make life better for children with special needs across Kentucky and southern Indiana, ranging from small communication devices to large capital projects,” said WHAS Crusade for Children President & CEO Dawn Lee.

100% for the kids
The Crusade reached a milestone this year of $200 million raised for children with special needs since 1954. One hundred percent of all donations raised are returned in the form of grants to agencies, hospitals and schools that provide direct services and make life better for children with special needs.

It takes a cast of thousands for this annual miracle, from individual donors dropping pocket change into boots at firefighter roadblocks to schools hosting penny challenges to corporations offering payroll deduction.


Click here to learn more about the WHAS Crusade for Children grant process.

Click here to see a recap of the 2021 68th annual WHAS Crusade for Children.

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2021-2022 GRANTS LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Adair County Board of Education $39,000.00
Allegro Dance Project $5,000.00
American Printing House for the Blind $9,000.00
American Red Cross Kentucky $9,000.00
Americana Community Center $8,000.00
Anchorage Independent School District $25,000.00
Appalachian Regional Healthcare $14,500.00
Arc of the Greater Louisville Area $8,000.00
Archdiocese of Louisville $41,000.00
Art Center of the Bluegrass $2,500.00
Asbury University $20,000.00

Baptist Health Foundation – Louisville $100,000.00
Baptist Health Foundation – Madisonville $10,000.00
Baptist Health Foundation – Paducah $15,000.00
Bardstown Independent Schools $12,495.00
Barren Heights Christian Retreat $10,000.00
Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center $10,000.00
Bath County Schools $10,000.00
Bellarmine University – Kids on the Move $75,000.00
Bellarmine University – Scholarships $18,000.00
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest $12,000.00
Best Buddies International $6,000.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana $7,000.00
Bluegrass Center for Autism $30,000.00
Bluegrass Therapy and Equine Center $4,000.00
Boone County Public Schools $18,000.00
Borden-Henryville School Corporation $10,000.00
Boy Scouts of America – Lincoln Heritage Council $12,000.00
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana $15,000.00
Breckinridge County Board of Education $25,000.00
Bullitt County Public Schools $30,000.00
Burgin Board of Education $21,000.00

Camp Tessa $5,000.00
Camp Tessa of Meade County $4,000.00
Campbellsville Independent Schools $14,000.00
CASA at Woodlawn (of the Bluegrass) $6,000.00
CASA by the Lakes $7,000.00
CASA of Lexington $14,000.00
CASA of South Central Kentucky $5,000.00
CASA of the Heartland $10,000.00
CASA of the River Region $5,000.00
CASA Program For Bullitt County $16,000.00
Central Kentucky Education Cooperative $36,000.00
Cerebral Palsy KIDS Center for Pediatric Therapies $20,000.00
Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass $2,000.00
Clark County Youth Shelter & Family Services $15,000.00
Cloverport Independent School District $50,000.00
Commonwealth Health Foundation Medical Center Health Foundation $10,000.00
Commonwealth Theatre Center $5,600.00
Communities In Schools of Clark County $9,500.00
Community Action of Southern Indiana $21,000.00
Critically Loved $4,000.00
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation $4,000.00

Deaf Youth Sports Festival $13,000.00
Dorman Preschool Center $21,000.00
Down Syndrome Association of Central Ky $8,000.00
Down Syndrome of Louisville $18,000.00
Down Syndrome of South Central Kentucky $7,000.00
Dreams With Wings $7,000.00
Dyslexia Association of the Pennyrile $2,100.00

Easter Seals West Kentucky $2,000.00
Eastern Kentucky University – Developmental Disabilities Clinic Autism Social Groups $5,600.00
Eastern Kentucky University – Special Education Scholarships $21,000.00
Eminence Independent Schools $23,000.00
Englishton Park Children’s Summer Camp Program $4,500.00
Exploited Children’s Help Organization of Greater Louisville $10,250.00

Family & Children’s Place $26,000.00
Family Ark $16,000.00
Family Enrichment Center $6,500.00
Family Scholar House $13,000.00
Father Maloney’s Boys & Girls Haven $74,000.00
FEAT of Louisville $13,500.00
First Chance Center $22,000.00
Flaget Memorial Hospital $21,819.00
Floyd Memorial Foundation $33,626.00
Franklin County Schools $14,000.00
Friends School $30,000.00
Fund For The Arts $8,500.00

Gateway Children’s Services $1,197.00
Gateway Community Action $4,500.00
Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana $12,000.00
Graves County Board of Education $14,000.00
Grayson County Schools $14,000.00
Greater Clark County Schools $20,000.00
Green County Board of Education $14,300.00
Green Hill Therapy $26,000.00
Green River Regional Educational Cooperative $7,700.00

Hancock County Public Schools $6,000.00
Harbor House of Louisville $10,000.00
Hardin County Schools Special Ed Dept. $40,000.00
Hardin Memorial Hospital Foundation $88,000.00
Harrison County Exceptional Learners Coop $16,000.00
Hart County Board of Education $15,000.00
Henderson County Schools $28,000.00
Henry County Public Schools $35,000.00
Heuser Hearing & Language Academy $21,000.00
Home of the Innocents $127,400.00
Hosparus Health $40,000.00
Hospice of the Bluegrass – Bluegrass Care Navigators $8,000.00

I Would Rather Be Reading $7,500.00

Jefferson County Public Schools – Autism Program $7,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program $7,500.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Early Childhood Special Services $5,500.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – ECE Assistive Technology Center $63,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – ECE Psychological Services $22,500.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – ECE Transition Services $4,500.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – ECE Visually Impaired $14,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Exceptional Child Education (ECE) Communication Disorders Program $9,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Moderate to Severe Disabilities $65,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Occupational and Physical Therapy $50,000.00
Jeffersonville Township Public Library $3,000.00
Jennings County School Corporation $6,500.00
Jessamine County Schools $4,000.00
Jewish Community of Louisville $63,000.00
Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana $2,650.00

Kendyl And Friends Foundation $20,000.00
Kentuckiana Children’s Center $20,000.00
Kentucky Center For Special Children’s Services – Carriage House Educational Services $65,000.00
Kentucky Dance Council – Louisville Ballet $5,000.00
Kentucky Easter Seal Society – Cardinal Hill $1,696.52
Kentucky Ed Development Corporation $8,000.00
Kentucky Hemophilia Foundation $6,000.00
Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation $14,000.00
Kentucky School for the Deaf $15,000.00
Kids Cancer Alliance – Indian Summer Oncology Camp” $10,000.00
Kore Academy $5,500.00

La Casita Center $7,500.00
Lake Cumberland Community Action $7,000.00
LaRue County Public Schools $4,000.00
Lexington Hearing And Speech Center $6,000.00
LifeSpring Health Systems $2,766.00
Lighthouse Academy at Newburg $3,500.00
Louisville Central Community Center – Mini-Versity Child Development Center $21,000.00

Madison Area Educational Special Service $6,000.00
Madison Consolidated Schools $30,000.00
Make-A-Wish Foundation $9,000.00
Marion County Board of Education $48,148.00
Maryhurst $25,000.00
Masonic Home – Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care & Preschool $2,525.00
Meade County Public Schools $37,000.00
Meredith-Dunn School $20,000.00
Miracle Dancer Scholarship Foundation $10,500.00
Miracle League of Louisville $33,000.00
Mission Hope For Kids $4,000.00
Montgomery County School District $30,000.00
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center $7,000.00

Nativity Academy At St Boniface $27,000.00
NELCASA $12,000.00
Nelson County Schools $13,000.00
New Albany Floyd County School $31,000.00
New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding $10,000.00
Newport Independent Schools $12,000.00
Northern Kentucky Children’s Law Center $12,000.00
Northern Kentucky Cooperative For Educational Services $3,500.00
Norton Children’s Hospital – Epilepsy Equipment $280,111.10
Norton Children’s Medical Group – Autism Services $58,000.00
Norton Children’s Medical Group – Pediatrics Nutrition Program $48,000.00
Norton Children’s Medical Group – Learning and Attention Disorders Clinic $55,000.00

Oldham County Board of Education $60,000.00
Orchid House – Marty’s Orchid House $10,000.00
Our Lady of Providence High School $16,000.00
Owen County School District $5,000.00
Owensboro Dance Theater $14,000.00
Owensboro Health Foundation $15,000.00

Paoli Community School (Throop Elementary) $45,000.00
Paws With Purpose $19,000.00
Personal Counseling Service $20,000.00
Personal Counseling Service – Capital $45,000.00
Pitt Academy $8,030.78
Project Camp – The Center for Courageous Kids $40,000.00
Providence House Family Preservation $13,000.00
Puzzle Pieces $18,000.00

Rachel’s Fun For Everyone Project $12,000.00
Rauch $14,000.00
Riley Children’s Foundation $6,000.00
Rockcastle Regional Hospital & Respiratory Care Center $30,000.00

SAFY of Kentucky $3,000.00
Saint Joseph Berea Hospital Foundation $19,500.00
Saint Joseph London Foundation $40,000.00
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation $47,000.00
Seven Counties Services $148,500.00
Shelby County Public Schools $74,000.00
Silver Creek School Corporation $20,000.00
South Central Area Special Education Cooperative $13,250.00
South Central Kentucky Kids On The Block $2,487.00
Spencer County Public Schools $30,000.00
Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky – Kosair Charities Center $15,000.00
St. Francis High School $18,800.00
St. Joseph’s Catholic Orphan Society $25,000.00
St. Joseph’s Catholic Orphan Society Capital Campaign $50,000.00
St. Joseph Hospital Foundation – The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East $24,000.00
St. Vincent de Paul Louisville $15,000.00
Stage One The Louisville Children’s Theatre $6,000.00
Summit Academy of Greater Louisville $15,000.00
Sunrise Children’s Services $16,000.00

T J Samson Community Hospital $46,600.00
Taylor County Board of Education $45,000.00
The de Paul School $25,000.00
The Morton Center $25,000.00
The REATH Center $7,000.00

UK Research Foundation $60,000.00
University of Louisville – Peace Hospital – Partial Capital $18,041.00
University of Louisville – Special Education Scholarships $20,000.00
University of Louisville – Health Knowledge and Self-Advocacy $20,500.00
University of Louisville – Hospital Center for Women & Infants $110,000.00
University of Louisville – Psychology $20,500.00
University of Louisville – Pediatric NeuroRecovery Program $50,000.00

Vincennes Community School Corporation $13,500.00
Visually Impaired Preschoolers Services – Indianapolis $58,000.00
Visually Impaired Preschoolers Services – Lexington $50,000.00
Visually Impaired Preschoolers Services – Louisville $95,000.00
Volunteers of America Mid-States $35,000.00

Washington County Schools $10,000.00
Wayne County Hospital $1,634.27
Wendell Fosters Campus For Developmental Disabilities $5,700.00
Western Kentucky University – Kelly Autism Program $25,000.00
Western Kentucky University – Scholarships $23,000.00
Western Kentucky University – Renshaw Early Childhood Center $40,000.00
Whitley County Board of Education $1,701.33
Wilderness Trace Child Development Center $7,072.00
Woodford County Public Schools $9,000.00

Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Louisville (YMCA) $40,000.00
Youth Advocate Programs $9,000.00
Youth Ethics And Skills Center $6,700.00
Youthbuild Louisville $5,000.00

Total: $5,100,000.00

You can still donate!

It’s always Crusade season. Donate now to help change a child’s life.


Donate By phone

Call 502-582-7706

Donate by Mail

Even though our office is closed for now during the pandemic, we are able to access our mail.
Send your donation to:
WHAS Crusade for Children
520 W. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202.

Please be sure to make note if the donation is in honor or memory of someone or if you’d like to give credit to a certain fire department.

Donate Securely Online

Give online safely and securely. There is a section where someone can honor/memorialize a loved one or credit a fire department.

Text to Donate

Supporters can now text CRUSADE to 50155 to complete a donation. There is the ability to honor a fire department on the donation link.

Venmo

Venmo a donation to @CrusadeForChildren. You can credit your fire department in the comments section.

Cash App

Just like Venmo, use Cash App and make a secure donation to $CrusadeChildren. You can credit your fire dept. in the notes section.

Paypal

If you use PayPal, you can use it to donate to the WHAS Crusade for Children!

Alexa

If you have an Amazon smart device, just say, “Alexa, donate to the Crusade for Children…” and Alexa will walk you through your secure donation, charging it to your card on file with Amazon.

Donate via Facebook

Go to the Crusade’s Facebook page to donate securely online. Facebook does not keep any fees for a charitable donation!

Donations are tax deductible

The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts are tax deductible as permitted by law. EIN #23-7075524.

68th annual Crusade totals $5.1 million!

Click here to see hundreds of photos and many videos from Crusade weekend on our Facebook page.

$200 million milestone achieved!

The Crusade celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2003 and achieved a cumulative total of $100 million. Just 10 years later, in its 60th year, the Crusade had raised $150 million.

June 6, 2021 topped them all. At the conclusion of the 68th annual WHAS Crusade for Children, the final tote board read $5.1 million. Since 1954, the Crusade has now raised a cumulative total of $200 million.

In an emotional weekend, honoring many fallen firefighters, the people of Kentuckiana responded.


From the News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown:

Kudos: Praising positives
June 15, 2021

CRUSADE A BIG WINNER. The manner in which local fire departments and others collect money for the annual WHAS Crusade for Children doesn’t matter: Local residents are going to match the efforts with donations.

More than $131,000 was raised locally for this year’s Crusade for Children.

Fire departments, organizations and businesses have become more and more creative over the years after firefighters were removed from most of the county roadways as a collection site.

Whether it’s a fundraising meal, raffle or going to the door of a donor to collect a donation, we make it work in Hardin County every year to support a wonderful cause.

The Crusade has been a big part of the community and the region since 1954 when it was started by WHAS-TV. The effort is designed to raise money for ag­en­cies, schools and hospitals that benefit children with special needs.


Watch highlights of the 68th annual Crusade assembled by Troy Whittaker of WHAS11 News.



Top Organizations and Companies
LG&E & KU PPL Companies $409,064.00
Archdiocese of Louisville $235,419.00
Norton Healthcare $126,208.88
Jefferson County Public Schools $65,930.00
Cross Country Distributing $50,000.00

Top Indiana Fire Departments
Lafayette Township Fire Department $104,383.00
Monroe Township Volunteer Fire District $64,060.06
Charlestown Fire Department $63,554.00
Clarksville Fire Department $37,677.15
Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Department $33,254.46

Top Kentucky Fire Departments
Pewee Valley Fire Protection $259,564.57
Zoneton Fire Protection District $195,438.87
Fern Creek Fire Protection District $185,261.79
Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Protection District $151,520.41
Highview Fire Protection District $91,550.61

You can still donate!


Donate By phone

Call 502-582-7706

Donate by Mail

Even though our office is closed for now during the pandemic, we are able to access our mail.
Send your donation to:
WHAS Crusade for Children
520 W. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202.

Please be sure to make note if the donation is in honor or memory of someone or if you’d like to give credit to a certain fire department.

Donate Securely Online

Give online safely and securely. There is a section where someone can honor/memorialize a loved one or credit a fire department.

Text to Donate

Supporters can now text CRUSADE to 50155 to complete a donation. There is the ability to honor a fire department on the donation link.

Venmo

Venmo a donation to @CrusadeForChildren. You can credit your fire department in the comments section.

Cash App

Just like Venmo, use Cash App and make a secure donation to $CrusadeChildren. You can credit your fire dept. in the notes section.

Paypal

If you use PayPal, you can use it to donate to the WHAS Crusade for Children!

Alexa

If you have an Amazon smart device, just say, “Alexa, donate to the Crusade for Children…” and Alexa will walk you through your secure donation, charging it to your card on file with Amazon.

Donate via Facebook

Go to the Crusade’s Facebook page to donate securely online. Facebook does not keep any fees for a charitable donation!

Donations are tax deductible

The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts are tax deductible as permitted by law. EIN #23-7075524.


Alphabetized list of Donors

Here’s an alphabetized list of fire departments, groups, organizations and companies that contributed to the 68th annual WHAS Crusade for Children. This will continue to be updated.

American Heroes Motorcycle Association $1,200.00
Anchorage Middletown Fire & EMS $87,735.45
Anchorage Schools $916.00
Angelica’s Charity Bracelets $300.00
Archdiocese of Louisville $235,000.00

Bagdad Volunteer Fire Dept. $12,487.47
Baptist Health Foundation $10,000.00
Bedford Fire & Rescue $11,000.00
Boone Township Vol. FD $9,653.00
Breeding VFD $2,012.19
Buechel Fire Protection District – Donated to Fern Creek $0.00

Camp Taylor Fire Department $36,603.18
Campbellsville/Taylor Co. Fire Dept. $35,625.44
CASA $522.50
Central Hardin Fire Dept. $4,517.31
Charlestown Vol. Fire Dept. $63,554.00
Clarkson Fire and Rescue $14,564.10
Clarksville Fire Dept. $37,677.15
Columbia – Adair Co. FD $46,500.00
Community Boat House $885.00
Cross Country Distributing $50,000.00

East 60 Volunteer Fire Dept. $8,237.57
East Grayson County V.F.D. $6,727.00
Ekron Vol. Fire Dept. $25,046.09
Elizabeth Vol. Fire Dept. $33,254.46
Elizabethtown Fire Department $10,773.00
Eminence Fire & Rescue $17,350.93

Fairdale Fire Department $33,675.36
FastSigns $1,500.00
Fern Creek Fire Department $185,276.79
Flaherty Vol. Fire Department $32,866.73

Georgetown Township Fire Protection District $20,238.81
Glendale Fire Dept. $10,169.16
Greater Clark County Schools $21,626.00
Greensburg – Green Co. Vol. FD $18,107.28

Harned Fire and Rescue $35,413.13
Harrison Twp./Corydon VFD $26,812.00
Hazelwood Center & Windsong $1,274.65
Heth Twp Vol Fire Dept. $11,632.58
Highview Fire Protection District $91,550.51

Jefferson County Public Schools $65,930.00
Jeffersontown Fire Protection Dist. – In honor of Fern Creek FD $72,137.84
Jeffersonville Fire Dept. $21,566.68
Jewish Community Center Lemonade Stand $100.59
Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant $2,150.00

Kelly Knoop $24,002.00
Kentuckiana Corvette Club & Moose Lodge 5 $8,568.00
Kevin Adams $3,800.00
Knifley Area Vol. Fire Dept. $694.22
Kosair Charities $200,000.00
Kentucky 86 Fire and Rescue $17,750.00

Lafayette Township Fire Protection Dist. $104,383.00
LaGrange Fire and Rescue $11,453.13
Lanesville VFD $20,528.67
Leavenworth Crusaders $7,442.00
Lebanon Junction Fire Dept. $11,379.82
Lexington Vol. Fire and Rescue $2,417.37
LG&E and KU PPL Companies $409,064.00
Livonia Fire Dept $1,250.00
Loretto Volunteer Fire Dept. $6018.15 (?)
Lorne Ballard $18,061.00
Louisville Fire *& Rescue $14,270.95

McDaniels Fire/Rescue Dept $5,280.00
Meade County Fire and Rescue $6,361.40
Meredith Dunn School $2,041.70
Milltown Volunteer Fire Dept. $19,400.00
Miracle Dancers $8,500.00
Monroe Township Volunteer Fire Dept. $64,060.06
Mt. Washington Fire Dept. $53,000.00

New Albany Fire Dept. $15,388.02
New Castle Vol. Fire & Rescue $9,329.00
New Hope VFD $4,310.68
New Middletown VFD $9,523.75
New Washington Vol. Fire Dept. $13,985.46
Nichols VFD $10,000.87
Norton Healthcare $126,208.88

Okolona Fire Protection District – Milwaukee Tools Raffle Winner – Kyle DeMent
Okolona Fire Protection District $60,592.41

Palmyra Fire Dept. $11,011.05
Payneville Fire Dept. $12,264.63
Pewee Valley Fire Protection $259,564.57
Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Protection District $151,520.41
Pleasureville Volunteer Fire Dept $6,705.97

Radcliff Fire Dept. $11,530.19
Ramsey Vol. Fire and EMS $14,854.52
Rauch, Inc. $450
Raywick Vol Fire Dept. $8,424.49
Republic Bank Foundation $10,000.00
Republic Bank Foundation “More for the Kids” Power Hour Sponsor $6,800.00
Retired McMahan Firefighters $10,620.00
Rineyville Fire Department $13,730.00

Sarah Sauer & Family $1,000.00
Sawyer Family $1,400.00
Shelby County Fire & Rescue $86,285.82
Shelbyville Fire Department $27,794.83
Shepherdsville Fire and Rescue $16,213.62
Sonora Fire and Rescue $5,137.24
South Oldham Fire & Rescue $48,365.87
Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire & Rescue $4,581.54
Sparkles & Spurs $596.17
St. Matthews Fire Protection District $83,948.00
Stephensburg Volunteer Fire Dept $4,581.00
Summersville Fire Dept. $6,360.33
Superior Van and Mobility – “More for the Kids” Power Hour Sponsor $6,800.00
Swope Family Foundation $34,363.00

Taylorsville/Spencer Co. VFD $30,000.00
Ted Throckmorton Crusade Golf Tournament $25,168.68

UofL/UofL Health – “More for the Kids” Power Hour Sponsor $6,800.00
Upton Volunteer Fire & Rescue Dept. $1,948.00
Utica Township Fire Dept. $2,420.50

Valley Creek Fire Dept. $18,063.50
Vienna Twp. Fire Dept. $4,426.88
Vine Grove Fire Dept. $16,188.13

West 84 Vol Fire Dept. $3,405.00
West Point Fire Dept/Ambulance $10,303.47

White Mills Volunteer Fire Dept. $2,980.93

Zoneton Fire Protection District $107,846.42

Who gave how much? Here’s a running list

Here’s a running list of donors to the 68th annual WHAS Crusade for Children. This will continue to be updated.

Hazelwood Center & Windsong $1,274.65
Cross Country Distributing $50,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools $65,930.00
Okolona Fire Department – Milwaukee Tools Raffle Winner – Kyle D. $400.00
Sparkles & Spurs $596.17
Baptist Health Foundation $10,000.00
Jewish Community Center Lemonade Stand $100.59
Angelica’s Charity Bracelets $300.00
Kevin Adams $3,800.00
Greater Clark County Schools $21,626.00
Community Boat House $885.00
Republic Bank Foundation $10,000.00
Republic Bank Foundation “More for the Kids” Power Hour Sponsor $6,800.00
Meredith Dunn School – Penny War $2,041.70
Norton Healthcare $126,208.88
LG&E and KU PPL Companies $409,064.00
Anchorage Schools $916.00
Retired McMahan Firefighters $10,620.00
Rauch, Inc. $450
Miracle Dancers – Pre-recorded check presentation $8,500.00
Milltown Volunteer Fire Dept. $19,400.00
Kosair Charities $200,000.00
Kelly Knoop $24,002.00
Superior Van and Mobility – “More for the Kids” Power Hour Sponsor $6,800.00
Lorne Ballard – Pre-recorded check presentation $18,061.00
Fast Signs $1,500.00
St. Matthews Fire Protection District $83,948.00
South Oldham Fire & Rescue $48,365.87
Kentuckiana Corvette Club & Moose Lodge 5 $8,568.00
Sarah Sauer & Family $1,000.00
Palmyra Fire Dept. $11,011.05
Ted Throckmorton Crusade Golf Tournament $25,168.68
Livonia Fire Dept $1,250.00
Buechel Fire Protection District – Donated to Fern Creek $0.00
UofL/UofL Health – “More for the Kids” Power Hour Sponsor $6,800.00
Utica Township Fire Dept. $2,420.50
Meade County Fire and Rescue $6,361.40
Charlestown Vol. Fire Dept. $63,554.00
Vienna Twp. Fire Dept. $4,426.88
New Washington Vol. Fire Dept. $13,985.46
Clarksville Fire Dept. $37,677.15
Ekron Vol. Fire Dept. $25,046.09
Nichols VFD $10,000.87
Heth Twp Vol Fire Dept. $11,632.58
Fairdale Fire Department $33,675.36
Leavenworth Crusaders $7,442.00
Highview Fire Protection District $91,550.51
Flaherty Vol. Fire Department $32,866.73
Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant $2,150.00
Mt. Washington Fire Dept. $53,000.00
New Albany Fire Dept. $15,388.02
Jeffersontown Fire Protection Dist. – In honor of Fern Creek FD $72,137.84
Payneville Fire Dept. $12,264.63
Jeffersonville Fire Dept. $21,566.68
Elizabeth Vol. Fire Dept. $33,254.46
Monroe Township Volunteer Fire Dept. $64,060.06
Boone Township Vol. FD $9,653.00
West Point Fire Dept./Ambulance $10,303.47
Georgetown Township Fire Protection District $20,238.81
LaGrange Fire and Rescue $11,453.13
Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire & Rescue $4,581.54
New Middletown VFD $9,523.75
Pewee Valley Fire Protection $259,564.57
Campbellsville/Taylor Co. Fire Dept. $35,625.44
Greensburg – Green Co. Vol. FD $18,107.28
Columbia – Adair Co. FD $46,500.00
Summersville Fire Dept. $6,360.33
Breeding VFD $2,012.19
Knifley Area Vol. Fire Dept. $694.22
Sawyer Family $1,400.00
CASA $522.50
American Heros Motorcycle Association $1,200.00
Upton Volunteer Fire & Rescue Dept $1,948.00
Elizabethtown Fire Department $10,773.00
Radcliff Fire Dept. $11,530.19
Sonora Fire and Rescue $5,137.24
Central Hardin Fire Dept. $4,517.31
White Mills Volunteer Fire Dept. $2,980.93
Stephensburg Volunteer Fire Dept $4,581.00
Glendale Fire Dept. $10,169.16
KY 86 Fire and Rescue $17,750.00
West 84 Vol Fire Dept $3,405.00
Rineyville Fire Department $13,730.00
Lebanon Junction Fire Dept. $11,379.82
Vine Grove Fire Dept. $16,188.13
Valley Creek Fire Dept. $18,063.50
McDaniels Fire/Rescue Dept. $5,280.00
Lanesville VFD $20,528.67
Camp Taylor Fire Department $36,603.18
Anchorage Middletown Fire & EMS $87,735.45
Lafayette Township Fire Protection Dist. $104,383.00
Bagdad VFD $12,487.47
Taylorsville/Spencer Co. VFD $30,000.00
Shelbyville Fire Department $27,794.83
Pleasureville Volunteer Fire Dept $6,705.97
Eminence Fire & Rescue $17,350.93
New Castle Vol Fire & Rescue $9,329.00
Bedford Fire & Rescue $11,000.00
East 60 Volunteer Fire Dept. $8,237.57
Shelby County Fire & Rescue $86,285.82
McDaniels Fire/Rescue Dept $5,280.00
East Grayson County V.F.D. $6,727.00
Clarkson Fire and Rescue $14,564.10
Harned Fire and Rescue $35,413.13
Pleasure Ridge Park FD $151,520.41
Harrison Twp./Corydon VFD $26,812.00
Louisville Fire Dept $14,270.95
Lexington Vol. Fire and Rescue $2,417.37
Ramsey Vol. Fire and EMS $14,854.52
Archdiocese of Louisville $235,000.00
Loretto Volunteer Fire Dept. $6018.15 (?)
Raywick Vol Fire Dept. $8,424.49
New Hope VFD $4,310.68
Okolona Fire Protection District $60,592.41
Shepherdsville Fire and Rescue $16,213.62
Zoneton Fire Protection District $107,846.42
Fern Creek Fire Department $185,276.79
Swope Family Foundation $34,363.00


This year’s event is scheduled for June 5th and 6th and as always you can watch it on WHAS11 and WHAS11.com.

Three things to know about WHAS Crusade For Children:

  • 100% of each donation to the WHAS Crusade for Children helps children with special needs.
  • Through the Crusade, millions of children’s lives have changed in Kentucky and Indiana since 1954.
  • Right now, Crusade is funding 1 in 3 children thanks to donations.

 

In its first 67 years, the WHAS Crusade for Children has raised more than $195 million. Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the WHAS Crusade is able to return 100% of all donations to organizations that make life better for children with special needs in all 120 Kentucky counties and 50 southern Indiana counties. Fire departments raise more than 50 percent of the money each year by staging road blocks and other events.

More about this year’s design

Fire departments have gone above and beyond for the WHAS Crusade for Children to help children with special needs in Kentucky and Southern Indiana in the midst of a pandemic. This year we honor firefighters for their service and sacrifice with a special design by Lonnie Walker of Primo Graphics.

The design includes two crossed axes with a firefighter helmet and badge that encompasses the Crusade’s logo. It will be featured on this year’s t-shirts and collectors pins, which will be available for purchase in the coming weeks.

The 68th WHAS Crusade for Children is June 5-6, 2021. Be sure to follow our WHAS Crusade for Children Facebook page, and stay tuned for more details. 100% for the kids! #WHASCrusade

Special thanks to our community partners: WHAS11 News, 840WHAS, WBNA-TV 21, WBKO Television, Terry Meiners, Kristin Goodwillie and MPC Promotions.

Here’s a look back at the 2020 Crusade

Due the worldwide pandemic, the 67th annual Crusade was held August 8th and 9th in 2020. It still raised $4.8 million thanks to your generosity.

We crusade for them

In its first 68 years, the WHAS Crusade for Children has raised more than $200 million. Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the WHAS Crusade is able to return 100% of all donations to organizations that make life better for children with special needs in all 120 Kentucky counties and 50 southern Indiana counties. Fire departments raise more than 50 percent of the money each year by staging road blocks and other events.


Countdown to the 69th annual WHAS Crusade for Children
June 4 - 5, 2022

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WHAS Crusade for Children

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Louisville, KY 40202
502.582.7706 Phone
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