See a list of the many NEW WAYS TO GIVE, just CLICK HERE for more.
The WHAS Crusade for Children is always working to provide grant money to schools, hospitals, and agencies throughout Kentucky and Indiana. 100 percent of your donations go to providing a better life for special needs children. School systems remain one of the largest recipients of grant money to help with purchasing everything from assistive technologies to adaptive equipment. Here’s a look at your donations helping Isabelle Cannon attain her goal of graduating from Ballard High School this June.
The bike you see Isabelle riding in the story costs nearly five thousand dollars. This year the WHAS Crusade for Children awarded over 1.4 million dollars in grant money to K-12 school systems including Jefferson County Public Schools. To see a complete list of this year’s grant recipients you can go to WHASCrusade.org. While there you can also donate to the Crusade for Children. Just click on the “Ways to Give” tab at the top of the page to see all the different ways you can donate.
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to another member of the Crusade family. For twenty years, Wayne Perkey was the face of the WHAS Crusade for Children. In 1980, he became only the second person to be chosen to emcee the telethon, an honor that he respected and cherished. Here’s Wayne’s story told to you in his own words… of his love and dedication to the WHAS Crusade for Children and the children with special needs that are helped every year.
Wayne continued to be involved by hosting on Sunday mornings of the telethon weekend. He most recently helped kick things off this past Crusade Sunday for the 68th WHAS Crusade for Children telethon in 2021. A clip of that appearance is featured at the end of this tribute.
The family has requested that donations and expressions of sympathy go to:
WHAS Crusade for Children
520 West Chestnut St.
Louisville KY 40202
WHAS11 remembers Wayne
Watch more from WHAS11, just click here.
More in the Courier-Journal
Learn more about Wayne’s career and life from the Courier-Journal, just click here.
More on Facebook
See photos and memories of Wayne on the Crusade’s Facebook page, just click here.
Terry Meiners interviews Wayne
Listen to a recent interview of Wayne with Terry Meiners as they celebrate the soon-to-be 100th anniversary of NewsRadio 840 WHAS, just click here.
Terry Meiners and Hayley Minogue host
The WHAS Crusade for Children’s annual year-end special, “Building the Future”, will air on WHAS11 Saturday, December 11th at 6:30pm. It’s hosted by Terry Meiners from NewsRadio 840 WHAS and Hayley Minogue of WHAS11 News.
Hear from experts
It’s a special about the Crusade Endowment. You’ll hear from financial experts on the many ways you can help the WHAS Crusade for Children in your will and estate planning.
See your donations helping
You’ll meet some of the children with special needs your donations help. And you’ll learn about the many ways to give and how you can make a difference in the life of a child.
The endowment is critical every year, but even more so during this pandemic.
The 30-minute program will air multiple times on WHAS11:
Saturday, December 11 at 6:30pm
Saturday, December 25 at 1:00pm
Sunday, December 26 at 5:30am
A special 60-minute version will air multiple times on NewsRadio 840 WHAS:
Friday, December 24 at 4:00pm
Saturday, December 25 at 6:00am
Saturday, December 25 at Noon
Watch it now on YouTube
There are many ways to make a year-end donation
Call 502-582-7706, leave your name and number, someone will get back to you.
Donate by 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.
Venmo a donation to @CrusadeForChildren. You can credit your fire department in the comments section.
Just like Venmo, use Cash App and make a secure donation to $CrusadeChildren. You can credit your fire dept. in the notes section.
If you use PayPal, you can use it to donate to the WHAS Crusade for Children!
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.
After a 20-year career serving his community, preceded by decades of volunteering, firefighter Jack Miller retired from the Buechel Fire Department in 2010 on a Friday.
On the following Monday, he showed back up at work to continue his career as a volunteer.
Miller is the longest-serving firefighter in the county, celebrating fifty years of serving, teaching, and saving lives.