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The WHAS Crusade for Children announces its grants for 2022 – 2023. 216 grants have been awarded totaling $5,133,684.69. That matches the tote board at the conclusion of the 69th annual WHAS Crusade for Children which took place on June 4 – 5, 2022.

Grant funds become available as the WHAS Crusade for Children begins a new fiscal year on September 1, 2022.


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

Click here to see a recap of the 2022 69th annual WHAS Crusade for Children.

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2022-2023 GRANTS LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

4 Leaf Friends $30,000.00

Adair County Board of Education $33,807.00
Allegro Dance Project $5,500.00
American Printing House for the Blind $5,000.00
Americana Community Center $8,000.00
Anchorage Independent School District $20,000.00
Appalachian Regional Healthcare $7,000.00
Arc of the Greater Louisville Area $7,500.00
Archdiocese of Louisville $40,000.00
Art Center of the Bluegrass $2,000.00
Arts for All Kentucky $7,500.00
Asbury University $21,100.00

Baptist Health Foundation Greater Louisville $125,000.00
Baptist Health Foundation Hardin $85,000.00
Baptist Health Foundation Madisonville $9,000.00
Baptist Health Foundation Paducah $17,000.00
Bardstown Independent Schools $25,000.00
Barren Heights Christian Retreat Center $3,000.00
Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center $11,500.00
Bellarmine University – Kids on the Move $70,000.00
Bellarmine University – Scholarships $15,700.00
Berea Independent School District $8,500.00
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest $20,000.00
Best Buddies International $6,000.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana $16,000.00
Bluegrass Center For Autism $29,000.00
Boy Scouts of America – Lincoln Heritage Council $5,825.00
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana $6,300.00
Breckinridge County Board of Education $30,040.00
Bullitt County Public Schools $41,831.00
Burgin Board of Education $17,500.00

Camp Tessa $6,000.00
Campbellsville Independent Schools $14,000.00
CASA at Woodlawn (of the Bluegrass) $6,000.00
CASA of Calloway and Marshall Counties (by the Lakes) $6,000.00
CASA of Lexington $15,000.00
CASA of the Heartland $10,500.00
CASA of the River Region $15,000.00
CASA Program for Bullitt County $16,000.00
Cerebral Palsy KIDS Center $15,000.00
Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass $3,000.00
Childplace $16,000.00
Childrens Hospital Foundation – Norton Children’s Hospital $550,000.00
Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services $12,000.00
Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club $3,000.00
Cloverport Independent School District $63,000.00
Commonwealth Health – Med Center Health Foundation $7,800.00
Commonwealth Theatre Center $7,500.00
Community Action of Southern Indiana $19,000.00
Community Medical Associates
Norton’s Children – Learning & Attention Disorders Clinic $21,000.00
Community Medical Associates
Norton Children’s – Autism Program $45,000.00
Community Medical Associates
Norton Children’s – Pediatric Emergency Medicine $3,500.00
Community Medical Associates
Norton Children’s – Pediatric Nutrition Program $45,000.00
Community Medical Associates
Norton Children’s – Transnasal Endoscopy $90,000.00

Council on Developmental Disabilities $4,000.00
Critically Loved $7,000.00
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation $4,000.00

Deaf Youth Sports Festival $15,000.00
Dorman Preschool Center $20,000.00
Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky $7,000.00
Down Syndrome of Louisville $21,000.00
Down Syndrome of South Central Kentucky $7,500.00
Dreams With Wings $7,000.00
Dyslexia Association of The Pennyrile $3,500.00

Easter Seals Cardinal Hill – Capital Grant $50,000.00
Easter Seals Cardinal Hill – Program $3,110.64
Eastern Kentucky University – Assistive Technology Project $12,000.00
Eastern Kentucky University – Scholarships $19,600.00
Eastern Kentucky University – Social Skills Groups $4,000.00
Eminence Indpendent School $24,000.00
Englishton Park Children’s Summer Camp Program $5,500.00
Exploited Childrens Help Organization of Greater Louisville $7,500.00

Family & Children’s Place $27,000.00
Family Ark $15,000.00
Family Enrichment Center $6,875.00
Family Scholar House $15,000.00
Father Maloneys Boys & Girls Haven $70,000.00
Feat of Louisville $13,500.00
Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation $35,000.00
Floyd Memorial Foundation $42,000.00
Franklin County Schools $21,000.00
Friends School $20,000.00
Fund For the Arts $8,000.00

Gateway Children’s Services $1,965.04
Gateway Community Action $2,000.00
Gildas Club Louisville $5,000.00
Grayson County Schools $10,000.00
Greater Clark County Schools $20,000.00
Green County Board of Education $7,056.96
Green Hill Therapy $23,000.00
Green River Area Down Syndrome Association $10,000.00
Green River Regional Education Cooperative $6,000.00

Hancock County Public Schools $5,000.00
Harbor House of Louisville $25,000.00
Hardin County Schools Special Education Department $50,000.00
Harrison County Exceptional Learners Cooperative $12,000.00
Henry County Public Schools $30,000.00
Heuser Hearing & Language Academy $25,000.00
Home of The Innocents $103,000.00
Hosparus Health $40,000.00
Hospice of The Bluegrass -Bluegrass Care Navigators $8,000.00

I Would Rather Be Reading $6,500.00

Jefferson County Public Schools – Assistive Technology $64,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Autism Program $7,500.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Communication Disorders $15,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Deaf and Hard of Hearing $40,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Moderate to Severe Disabilities $65,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Psychological Services $4,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Visually Impaired $27,500.00
Jeffersonville Township Public Library $2,500.00
Jennings County School Corporation $7,000.00
Jessamine County Schools $5,000.00
Jewish Community of Louisville – Capital Request $55,000.00
Jewish Community of Louisville – Programmatic Support $9,000.00
Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana $2,650.00
Justin King Foundation $3,000.00

Kendyl and Friends Foundation $12,000.00
Kentuckiana Children’s Center $10,000.00
Kentucky Center For Special Childrens Services – Carriage House $50,000.00
Kentucky Hemophilia Foundation $6,124.00
Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation $16,000.00
Kentucky School for the Deaf Charitable Foundation $10,000.00
Kids Cancer Alliance – Indian Summer Camp $10,000.00
Kore Academy $5,000.00

Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency $6,500.00
LaRue County Public Schools $3,000.00
Lexington Hearing and Speech Center $6,000.00
LifeSpring Health Systems $2,691.15
Lighthouse Academy at Newburg $3,500.00
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary $6,000.00

Madison Area Educational Special Services Unit $5,796.66
Madison Consolidated Schools $37,500.00
Marion County Board of Education $30,000.00
Maryhurst $27,378.00
Meade County Public Schools $25,000.00
Meredith-Dunn Learning Center $20,000.00
Miracle Dancer Scholarship Foundation $10,500.00
Miracle League of Louisville $25,000.00
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center $10,000.00

Nativity Academy At St Boniface $25,000.00
NELCASA – CASA of Nelson County $13,080.00
Nelson County Schools $20,000.00
New Albany Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation $14,500.00
New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding $10,000.00
Northern Kentucky Cooperative For Educational Services $4,956.20

Oldham County Board of Education $65,000.00
Orange County Rehab and Dev. Services – First Chance Center $20,500.00
Outside The Box Therapy $2,000.00
Owen County School District $2,600.00
Owensboro Dance Theater $11,000.00
Owensboro Health Foundation $15,000.00

Paoli Community School Corporation-Throop Elementary School $60,000.00
Paws With Purpose $18,000.00
Personal Counseling Service $21,000.00
Pitt Academy $10,000.00
Project Camp – The Center for Courageous Kids $37,500.00
Project L.E.A.R.N. $5,000.00
Providence House Family Preservation Program $10,000.00
Puzzle Pieces $21,000.00

Rachel’s Fun For Everyone Project $15,000.00
Rauch $13,500.00
Riley Children’s Foundation $6,000.00
Rockcastle County Hospital $18,500.00

SAFY of Kentucky $3,000.00
Saint Joseph – The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East $100,000.00
Saint Joseph Berea Hospital Foundation $12,000.00
Saint Joseph London Foundation $21,000.00
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation $40,000.00
Seven Counties Services – Capital Grant $25,000.00
Seven Counties Services – Program $126,000.00
Shelby County Public Schools $74,000.00
Silver Creek School Corporation $17,000.00
Society of St Vincent de Paul Council of Louisville $15,000.00
South Central Area Special Education Cooperative $15,500.00
South Central Kentucky Kids on the Block $3,950.00
Spalding University $7,184.00
Special Olympics Kentucky $15,000.00
Spencer County Public Schools $30,000.00
Springs Valley School Corporation $12,200.00
Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care & Preschool $4,189.50
St Francis High School $8,473.00
St Joseph Childrens Home – Annual Fund $30,000.00
St Joseph Childrens Home – Capital Campaign $80,000.00
Stage One The Louisville Childrens Theatre $7,000.00
Summit Academy of Greater Louisville . $10,000.00
Sunrise Childrens Services $12,000.00

T J Samson Community Hospital $50,000.00
Taylor County Board of Education $35,000.00
The de Paul School $11,000.00
The Morton Center $21,000.00
The Point Arc of Northern Kentucky $11,000.00
The REATH Center $8,000.00
Trustees of Indiana University $8,974.00

University of Kentucky – Adapted Toy Lending Library $5,300.00
University of Kentucky – Children’s Hospital Canine Program $4,800.00
University of Louisville – Hospital Ctr for Women & Infants $130,000.00
University of Louisville – Music Therapy Clinic $18,000.00
University of Louisville – Psychological Services (ADHD) $28,000.00
University of Louisville – Special Education Scholarships $17,700.00
University of Louisville – UofL Peace Hospital $30,000.00

Vincennes Community School Corporation $8,000.00
Visually Impaired Preschoolers – Indiana $42,000.00
Visually Impaired Preschoolers – Lexington $46,000.00
Visually Impaired Preschoolers – Louisville $85,000.00
Volunteers of America Mid-States $35,000.00

Wendell Fosters Campus For Developmental Disabilities $15,000.00
Western Kentucky University – Camp COLLAB $4,000.00
Western Kentucky University – Kelly Autism Program (KAP) $22,000.00
Western Kentucky University – Renshaw Early Childhood Center $35,000.00
Western Kentucky University – Scholarships $19,600.00
Whitley County Board of Education $5,000.00
Wilderness Trace Child Development Center Corporation $8,500.00
Woodford County Public Schools $5,000.00

YMCA Childcare Services/Safe Place Services /Camp Piomingo $50,000.00
Youth Ethics and Skills Center $7,500.00
Youth Link Southern Indiana $11,027.54

TOTAL GRANT AWARDS: $5,133,684.69

The 69th Annual WHAS Crusade for Children came to a close at 7:00pm EDT on Sunday, June 5, 2022.

After the traditional conclusion as firefighters, volunteers and Crusaders sang “God Bless America,” the final tote board was revealed: $5,133,684.69

(WHAS11.com) From buying accessible equipment to running camps, the WHAS Crusade for Children helps millions of kids across Kentucky and Indiana.

With contributions from the Kentuckiana community, the Crusade has raised $5,133,684.69 during the two-day event.
Every penny of donations to the Crusade go toward helping children with special needs and the agencies, hospitals and schools that serve those children.

Fire departments across Kentucky and Indiana collect money for the Crusade and make up about 60% of the donations each year.

Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Protection District led the way for the Kentucky fire departments with $156,175.94.

The top Indiana fire department was Lafayette Township Fire Department with $92,777.31.

LG&E and KU Foundation led the community organizations with $398,104.00 in contributions.


Press coverage

See more coverage from WHAS11.com, click here.

See more coverage from the Courier-Journal, click here.

Hardin County coverage from The News-Enterprise, click here.

Read about Crusade fundraising in Russell Springs from WJRS-FM, click here.

Corydon coverage from the Corydon Democrat, click here.

Archdiocese of Louisville coverage from The Record, click here.

Grayson County coverage from the Messenger-Inquirer, click here.


Binge watch the Crusade

 

Crusade Saturday – June 4th

 

WHAS11 Ballardsville Remote, PRP Remote & Fairdale Remote: click here

WBKO-TV Campbellsville Remote part 1: click here

WBKO-TV Campbellsville Remote part 2: click here

 

Crusade Sunday – June 5th

 

WHAS11 Day 2 of the WHAS Crusade for Children: click here

WHAS11 Day 2 of the WHAS Crusade for Children continues part 2: click here

WBNA-TV Elizabethtown Remote, Shelbyville Remote, & Bardstown Remote: click here

WBKO-TV Leitchfield Remote: click here


Photos and more videos

See photos and videos on the Crusade’s Facebook page, click here.

(This story will be updated.)

Watch the magic of the Crusade


Top Kentucky Fire Departments

Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Protection District $156,175.94
Fern Creek & Buechel Fire Departments $147,750.89
Zoneton Fire Protection District $118,341.77
Jeffersontown Fire District $111,959.80
Highview Fire District $106,235.85
St. Matthews Fire Protection District $91,058.00
Shelby County Fire & Rescue $86,831.88
Anchorage – Middletown Fire Department $72,541.57
Pewee Valley Fire Protection District $64,644.03
Columbia – Adair Fire Department $52,851.76

Top Indiana Fire Departments

Lafayette Township Fire Department $92,777.31
Monroe Township Volunteer Fire Department $72,431.00
Charlestown Vol. Fire Department $57,017.89
Clarksville Fire Department $55,232.00
Ramsey Volunteer Fire & EMS $26,889.29
Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Department $25,320.00
Georgetown Township Volunteer Fire Department $23,227.57
Harrison Township / Corydon Volunteer Fire Department $21,802.43
Lanesville Volunteer Fire Department $17,959.85
Jeffersonville Fire Department $15,850.91
Milltown Fire Department $14,300.00

Top Organizations

LG&E and KU Foundation $398,104.00
Archdiocese of Louisville $211,558.00
Norton Healthcare Employees $115,567.80
Jefferson County Public Schools $69,014.59
Greater Clark County Schools $21,246.00

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.

Amvets Post 61 $1,843.00
Anchorage – Middletown Fire Department $72,541.57
Anchorage Public School Read-A-Thon $8,661.60
Angelica Smith $500.00
Arami Acres Equine Program $2,100.00
Archdiocese of Louisville $211,558.00

Bagdad Fire Protection District $12,163.71
Ballardsville Fire Department $10,107.00
Baptist Health Foundation $10,000.00
Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Department $18,969.01
Bedford Fire Department $8,936.71
Black Box Dumpster $789.83
Bluegrass World of Wheels $17,000.00
Boone Township Volunteer Fire Department $7,069.30
Borden/Wood Township Fire Department $3,420.83
Boston Fire Department $5,266.76
Bradfordsville Fire Department $4,339.67
Breeding Area Fire Department $2,133.74
Buddy Award Honoree: Wayne Perkey

Campbellsburg Fire Department – Kentucky $8,824.10
Campbellsville – Taylor County Fire Department $35,716.10
Central Hardin Fire Department $1,583.85
Charlestown Vol. Fire Department $57,017.89
Clarkson Volunteer Fire Department $8,908.15
Clarksville Fire Department $55,232.00
Columbia – Adair Fire Department $52,851.76
Crusade Board of Directors – More for the Kids Sponsor $2,700.00
Crusade Endowment $500,000.00
Custer Area Vol. Fire & Rescue Department $4,686.76

Diane Moore Miracle Dancers $9,000.00

East Grayson Fire Department $6,649.00
Ekron Fire Department $26,830.63
Elizabeth Vol. Fire Department $25,320.00
Eminence Fire Department $11,550.57

Fairdale Fire Department $28,542.38
Fern Creek & Buechel Fire Departments $147,750.89
Fern Creek Split the Pot Winner: Doug Debold
First Harrison Bank – More for the Kids Sponsor $1,500.00
Flaherty Fire Department $31,217.89

Georgetown Township Volunteer Fire Department $23,227.57
Glendale Fire Department $2,967.23
Gravel Switch Fire Department $4,276.70
Greater Clark County Schools $21,246.00
Greater Louisville Rowing $1,000.00
Green County Fire Department $16,198.36

Hardinsburg Fire Department $6,298.52
Harned Area Fire Department $36,113.13
Harrison Township / Corydon Volunteer Fire Department $21,802.43
Hazelwood Community Homes & New Vista – Paul Hall $593.00
Heth Township Volunteer Fire Department $14,824.11
Highview Fire District $106,235.85

In Memory of Lorne Ballard $23,580.00
In Memory of Milton and Mimi Metz – from Perry Metz $5,000.00

Jefferson County Public Schools $69,014.59
Jeffersontown Fire District $111,959.80
Jeffersonville Fire Department $15,850.91
Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department $14,929.70
Jewish Community of Louisville $180.00
Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant $2,500.00

Kelly Knoop and family $9,300.69
Kentuckiana Corvette Club & Moose Lodge 5 $12,547.00
Kentucky 86 Fire Department $21,000.00
Kentucky Kingdom $5,000.00

Lafayette Township Fire Department $92,777.31
LaGrange Fire and Rescue $22,247.68
Lanesville Volunteer Fire Department $17,959.85
Leavenworth Crusaders – Wilkins Family $5,155.00
Leavenworth Fire District $6,363.25
Lebanon Fire Department $41,222.00
Lebanon Junction Fire Department $9,816.08
Leitchfield Fire Department $16,320.89
Lemonade Stand – Andrew & Elizabeth $400.00
Lemonade Stand – Anthony, Audrey & Tristan $200.00
Lemonade Stand – Ava Canterbury $283.57
Lemonade Stand – Isaiah $200.00
Lemonade Stand – Madison Kazunas & Holden Greener $214.46
Lemonade Stand – Max, Huck & Charlie Davis $239.79
Lemonade Stand – Paisley & Fiona $480.00
Lemonade Stand – Sam & Zach Benson & Max Schuster $2,357.43
LG&E and KU Foundation $398,104.00
Livonia Fire Department $712.70
Loretto Fire Department $7,047.27

McCulloch Volunteer Fire Department $10,731.12
McDaniels Volunteer Fire Department $9,521.76
Meade County Fire Protection District $9,142.14
Meredith Dunn School $1,536.35
Milltown Fire Department $14,300.00
Monroe TWP Vol. Fire Department $72,431.00
Mt. Washington Fire Protection $51,608.10

New Albany Fire Department $7,016.25
New Castle Fire Department 15,583.75
New Hope Fire Department $2,700.00
New Middletown Volunteer Fire Department $10,356.56
Nichols Fire Department $6,840.33
Northeast Nelson Fire Department $21,779.66
Norton Healthcare Employees $115,567.80
NuLu Business Association $500.00

Okolona Fire Department $47,984.29
Okolona Fire Department Auxiliary – Milwaukee Tools Raffle Winner: Kenny Settle $2,500.00
Okolona Street Rods $8,420.00
Over Takers Car Club $215.00

Palmyra Fire Department $12,067.02
Payneville Fire Department $12,314.50
Pewee Valley Fire Protection District $64,644.03
Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Protection District $156,175.94
Pleasureville Fire Department $8,711.70
Ramsey Volunteer Fire & EMS $26,889.29
Raywick Fire Department $7,097.92

Republic Bank & Trust Co. $6,900.00
Republic Bank & Trust Co. $10,000.00
Retired McMahan Firefighters $7,805.00
Rineyville Fire Department $12,830.00
Rolling Fork & New Haven Fire Departments $21,828.39
Russell Springs Fire Department $11,506.75

Scottsburg Fire Department $13,527.15
Shelby County Fire & Rescue $86,831.88
Shelbyville Fire Department $15,822.81
Shepherdsville Fire Department $33,412.97
Shively Fire Department $10,140.81
Simpsonville Fire Department $12,890.24
Sonora Fire Department $5,245.71
South Oldham Fire Department $51,281.75
Southeast Bullitt Fire Department $20,193.39
Sparkles & Spurs $2,157.00
Springfield-Washington County Fire Department $8,615.68
St. Matthews Fire Protection District $91,058.00
Stephensburg Fire & Rescue $7,410.00
Superior Van & Mobility – More for the Kids Sponsor $6,900.00

Taylorsville Fire Department $38,108.76
TEGNA Foundation $10,000.00
The Temple $3,600.00
Tony Walker Financial $5,000.00
TOPS #20 – Tammy Sizemore $300.00
Tri-Township Fire & Rescue $12,917.91

UofL and UL Health – More for the Kids Sponsor $6,900.00
Upton Fire Department $2,288.20

Valley Creek Fire Department $15,105.00
Vine Grove Fire Department $13,871.53
Visually Impaired Preschool Services $1,106.00

Waddy Fire Department $13,757.79
Wax Fire Department $5,012.25
West 84 Volunteer Fire Department $3405
West Point Fire Department $12,358.60
Westport Fire Department $4,328.26
White Mills Volunteer Fire Department $7,060.00
Willisburg Fire Department $3,785.00
Woodford County Fire Department $15,388.00

Zoneton Fire Protection District $118,341.77

TOTAL: $5,133,684.69


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2022

69th Annual WHAS Crusade for Children raises $5,133,684.69

Communities in Kentucky and southern Indiana came together once again for the 69th Annual WHAS Crusade for Children to make life better for children with special needs. The final tote board tallied $5,133,684.69 as America’s most successful local telethon concluded with the traditional singing of “God Bless America” just before 7:00pm (EDT) Sunday, June 5, 2022. Since 1954, the Crusade has now raised a cumulative total of more than $205 million.

This year’s telethon featured live performances on the Variety Show on Saturday, June 4. The show was hosted by WHAS11’s Shay McAlister and 840 WHAS Radio’s Terry Meiners. They were joined by Patrick Henry Hughes, magician David Garrard, American Idol contestant Jackson Snelling of Austin, IN, and The Southern Sirens. There were additional recorded performances from The Miracle Dancers, The Diane Moore Dancers, Magician Lance Burton, Hazel Miller and the Collective, Sweet Harmony, Michelle Sydnor and Friends, Ricky Beavers, and American Idol contestant Layla Spring of Marion County, KY.

“It is heartwarming to see the people of Kentuckiana step up once again to make life better for children with special needs. A huge thank you to all who gave, the firefighters who worked tirelessly to collect, and the dedicated volunteers that help every year. After another tough year, this kind of generosity will make a very real difference in the lives of so many children,” said WHAS Crusade for Children President & CEO Dawn Lee.

More than $205 million for the kids
In its first 69 years, the Crusade has raised more than $205 million for children with special needs. One hundred percent of all donations raised Crusade weekend are returned in the form of grants to agencies, schools and hospitals that make life better for children with special needs in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

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

The Leaders
Nearly 60 percent of donations are collected by nearly 200 fire departments in Kentucky and southern Indiana. Fire departments have been involved with the Crusade since 1956 when Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Chief Ernie Bohler brought $400 on the Memorial Auditorium stage in Louisville and challenged all fire departments to get involved.

Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Protection District led the way for the Kentucky fire departments with $156,175.94.

The top Indiana fire department was Lafayette Township Fire Department with $92,777.31.

LG&E and KU Foundation led the community organizations with $398,104.00 in contributions.

Top Kentucky Fire Departments
Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Protection District $156,175.94
Fern Creek & Buechel Fire Departments $147,750.89
Zoneton Fire Protection District $118,341.77
Jeffersontown Fire District $111,959.80
Highview Fire District $106,235.85
St. Matthews Fire Protection District $91,058.00
Shelby County Fire & Rescue $86,831.88
Anchorage – Middletown Fire Department $72,541.57
Pewee Valley Fire Protection District $64,644.03
Columbia – Adair Fire Department $52,851.76

Top Indiana Fire Departments
Lafayette Township Fire Department $92,777.31
Monroe Township Volunteer Fire Department $72,431.00
Charlestown Volunteer Fire Department $57,017.89
Clarksville Fire Department $55,232.00
Flaherty Fire Department $31,217.89
Ramsey Volunteer Fire & EMS $26,889.29
Elizabeth Vol. Fire Department $25,320.00
Georgetown Township Volunteer Fire Dept $23,227.57
Harrison Township / Corydon Vol. Fire Dept $21,802.43
Lanesville Volunteer Fire Department $17,959.85

Top Organizations
LG&E and KU Foundation $398,104.00
Archdiocese of Louisville $211,558.00
Norton Healthcare Employees $115,567.80
Jefferson County Public Schools $69,014.59
Greater Clark County Schools $21,246.00

So many to thank
The annual Crusade Internet/radio/telethon kicked off at 1:00pm (EDT) on Saturday, June 4 and aired in its entirety on 840 WHAS Radio, WHAS11 and worldwide on WHAS11.com. WHAS11 also simulcast the Crusade weekend program on YouTube Live. Updates were posted all weekend long on WHASCrusade.org, and donors across the country made donations.

In addition, WBNA-TV 21.1 in Louisville aired live broadcasts 12:30pm to 6:30pm Sunday, June 5, from the Kentucky cities of Elizabethtown, Shelbyville and Bardstown. WBKO-TV in Bowling Green aired remote telecasts from Campbellsville on Saturday and Leitchfield on Sunday.

Television Network
WHAS-TV, Louisville (flagship station)
WBNA-TV, Louisville
WBKO-TV, Bowling Green

Radio Network
WHAS, Louisville (flagship station)

Internet Network
WHAS11.com
WHASCrusade.org

To honor a pledge
Tax-deductible contributions can be sent anytime:
WHAS Crusade for Children
520 W. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202

Donations can also be made securely online on www.WHASCrusade.org.

To view a complete list of all groups that made donations live on the 69th Annual WHAS Crusade for Children, go to www.WHASCrusade.org.

About the WHAS Crusade for Children
The WHAS Crusade for Children, established by WHAS-TV in 1954, raises money for schools, agencies and hospitals that make life better for children with special needs. In its first 69 years, the Crusade has raised more than $205 million. Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the Crusade returns 100 percent of all donations to organizations in all 120 Kentucky counties and more than 50 southern Indiana counties. Fire departments raise nearly 60 percent of the money each year by staging road blocks and other events.

Millions of children have been helped by the Crusade since 1954. The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts are tax-deductible as permitted by law.

We crusade for them.

In its first 69 years, the WHAS Crusade for Children has raised more than $205 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.

Community Partners

WHAS Crusade for Children

520 W. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202
502.582.7706 Phone
502.582.7712 Fax
Email us CLICK HERE

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