The WHAS Crusade for Children announces its grants for 2019 – 2020. 218 grants have been awarded totaling $5,690,000. That matches the tote board at the conclusion of the 66th annual WHAS Crusade for Children which took place on June 1 – 2, 2019.
Grant funds become available as the Crusade for Children begins a new fiscal year on September 1, 2019.
Click here to learn more about the WHAS Crusade for Children grant process.
Click here to see a recap of the 2019 66th annual WHAS Crusade for Children.
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2019-2020 GRANTS LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Adair County Board of Education $32,000.00
Allegro Dance Project Inc. $5,000.00
American National Red Cross $20,000.00
American Printing House For The Blind Inc $10,000.00
Anchorage Independent School District $25,000.00
Appalachian Regional Healthcare Inc $11,000.00
Archdiocese of Louisville $40,000.00
ARHHC, Inc. $6,000.00
Asbury University $23,000.00
Baptist Health Foundation Greater Louisville Inc. $93,000.00
Baptist Health Foundation Paducah Inc. $40,000.00
Bardstown Independent Schools $25,000.00
Barren Heights Christian Retreat Center Inc. $7,000.00
Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center Inc. $10,000.00
Bath County Schools – Crossroads Elementary School $11,000.00
Bell County School System $11,850.00
Bellarmine University $50,000.00
Bellarmine University – Scholarships $18,000.00
Best Buddies International Inc. $6,500.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Kentuckiana Inc. $5,000.00
Bingham Child Guidance Clinic Inc. $50,000.00
Bluegrass Center For Autism Inc. $30,000.00
Boys & Girls Clubs Inc. $9,500.00
Breckinridge County Board of Education $30,000.00
Bullitt County Public Schools $54,000.00
Burgin Board of Education $19,000.00
Camp Tessa Inc. $7,000.00
Camp Tessa Of Meade County Inc. $5,000.00
Campbellsville Independent Schools $18,000.00
Carroll County Schools $5,000.00
CASA at Woodlawn Inc. $6,000.00
CASA of Calloway and Marshall Counties Inc. $5,000.00
CASA of Lexington $18,000.00
CASA of South Central Kentucky, Inc. $5,000.00
CASA of the Heartland Inc. $11,250.00
CASA Program For Bullitt County Inc. $16,000.00
CASA of the River Region $10,000.00
Centerstone Of Kentucky Inc. $140,000.00
Central Kentucky Education Cooperative $30,000.00
Child Development Centers Of The Bluegrass Inc. $2,000.00
Clark County Youth Shelter And Family Services Inc. $13,000.00
Cleveland Home Inc. – Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass $13,000.00
Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club Inc. $3,000.00
Cloverport Independent School District $40,000.00
Commonwealth Theatre Center Inc. $6,000.00
Communities In Schools Of Clark County Inc. $10,000.00
Community Action Of Southern Indiana Inc. $10,738.00
Community Arts Center Inc. $3,220.00
Critically Loved $4,000.00
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation $5,000.00
Dorman Preschool Center $25,000.00
Down Syndrome Association Of Central Kentucky Inc. $3,000.00
Down Syndrome Of Louisville Inc. $20,000.00
Dream Riders Of Kentucky Inc. $5,000.00
Dreams With Wings, Inc. $8,500.00
Dyslexia Association Of The Pennyrile Inc. $3,528.00
Easter Seals West Kentucky Inc. $4,000.00
Eastern Kentucky University – Autism $10,000.00
Eastern Kentucky University – Communication Disorders $8,980.00
Eastern Kentucky University – Scholarship $18,000.00
Elizabethtown Independent School System $8,000.00
Eminence Independent School $26,400.00
Englishton Park Academic Remediation and Training Center $7,000.00
Exceptional Equitation Inc. $2,000.00
Exploited Children’s Help Organization Of Greater Louisville $15,000.00
Family & Children’s Place – Child Advocacy Center $30,000.00
Family Ark Inc. – Capital Request $15,000.00
Family Enrichment Center Inc. $9,000.00
Family Scholar House Inc. $15,000.00
Father Maloney’s Boys Haven Inc./Boys & Girls Haven $90,000.00
Fayette County Public School District $10,000.00
Fayette County Public School District – The Stables $3,500.00
Feat of Louisville Inc. $15,000.00
Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation Inc. $35,000.00
Floyd Memorial Foundation Inc. $70,000.00
Franklin County Schools $20,000.00
Friends Of Canaan Inc. $19,000.00
Friends of Open Door Youth Services $12,500.00
Friends School Inc. $34,000.00
Fund For The Arts Inc. $6,500.00
Gateway Community Services Action $8,500.00
Gilda’s Club Louisville Inc. $50,000.00
Graves County Board of Education $18,800.00
Grayson County Schools $18,000.00
Greater Clark County Schools $20,000.00
Greater Louisville Rowing Foundation Inc. $4,897.58
Green County Board of Education $23,600.00
Green Hill Therapy Inc. $20,000.00
Green River Regional Education Cooperative Inc. $10,000.00
Hancock County Public Schools $4,000.00
Hardin County Schools Special Education Department $67,500.00
Hardin Memorial Hospital Foundation Inc. $95,000.00
Harrison County Exceptional Learners Cooperative $19,000.00
Harrison County Hospital $26,000.00
Hart County Board of Education $15,886.00
Henry County Public Schools $25,000.00
Heuser Hearing & Language Academy Inc. $28,000.00
Hindman Settlement School Inc. $13,400.00
Home Of The Innocents $80,000.00
Hosparus Health $40,000.00
Hosparus Health – Capital $30,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – ECE Assistive Technology Center $60,500.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – ECE Audiology and Deaf/Hard of Hearing $30,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – ECE Autism Program $8,700.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – ECE Communication Disorders $7,940.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – ECE Early Childhood Special Services $5,400.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – ECE Moderate to Severe Disabilities $45,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – ECE OT/PT Program $46,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – ECE Visually Impaired Program $5,433.61
Jeffersonville Township Public Library $6,000.00
Jessamine County Schools $4,000.00
Jewish Community Of Louisville Inc. $110,000.00
Junior Achievement Of Kentuckiana Inc. $4,125.00
Kentuckiana Children’s Center $22,000.00
Kentucky Center For Special Children’s Services $68,500.00
Kentucky Center For The Arts Foundation Inc. $31,000.00
Kentucky Easter Seal Society Inc./Easter Seals Cardinal Hill $1,100.00
Kentucky Educational Development Corporation $15,000.00
Kentucky Hemophilia Foundation Inc. $6,761.00
Kentucky School For The Deaf Charitable Foundation Inc. $15,000.00
Kids Cancer Alliance Inc./Indian Summer Camp $15,000.00
Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency $7,162.40
LaRue County Public Schools $9,000.00
Learning For Life Lincoln Chapter $18,000.00
Lexington Hearing And Speech Center Inc $10,000.00
LifeSpring Inc/LifeSpring Health Systems $3,000.00
Lighthouse Promise Inc. $3,500.00
Lincoln County Schools $5,614.00
Logan County Schools $3,000.00
Madison Area Educational Special Services Unit $5,000.00
Madison Consolidated Schools $20,000.00
Marion County Board of Education $5,950.00
Maryhurst, Inc. $34,000.00
Masonic Home Of Kentucky Pediatric Daycare Inc. – Sproutlings Preschool $7,000.00
McCracken County Public Schools $13,000.00
Meade County Public Schools $58,000.00
Meredith-Dunn Learning Center Inc. $15,000.00
Miracle League Of Louisville Inc. $65,000.00
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Inc. $13,000.00
Nativity Academy At St. Boniface Inc. $20,000.00
Nelcasa Inc. $7,500.00
Nelson County Schools $13,000.00
Northern Kentucky Children’s Law Center Inc. $12,000.00
Northern Kentucky Cooperative For Educational Services $2,400.00
Norton Children’s Hospital – Capital Request $600,000.00
Oldham County Board of Education $50,000.00
Orange County Rehabilitative & Developmental Services Inc./First Chance Center $22,000.00
Orchid House Inc./Marty’s Orchid House $10,000.00
Our Lady of Providence High School $17,207.00
Owen County School District $5,000.00
Owensboro Dance Theater Inc. $13,000.00
Owensboro Health Foundation Inc $31,000.00
Paoli Community School Corporation – Throop Elementary School $12,000.00
Paws With Purpose, Inc. $22,000.00
Personal Counseling Service, Inc. $28,000.00
Pitt Academy $10,000.00
Project Camp Inc. – The Center for Courageous Kids $46,000.00
Providence House Family Preservation Program $12,500.00
Rauch, Inc. $20,000.00
Rockcastle County Hospital Inc. $53,000.00
Saint Joseph Berea Hospital Foundation, Inc. $14,000.00
Saint Joseph London Foundation Inc. $100,000.00
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation Inc. $36,000.00
Shelby County Public Schools $75,000.00
Shriners Hospitals For Children $30,000.00
South Central Area Special Education Cooperative $23,000.00
Spalding University, Inc. $7,394.00
Special Olympics Kentucky, Inc. $16,000.00
Specialized Alternatives For Families And Youth Of Kentucky Inc. $4,000.00
Spencer County Public Schools $35,000.00
Spina Bifida Association Of Kentucky Inc. $21,000.00
St. Francis High School Inc. $4,600.00
St. Joseph Hospital Foundation Inc. $36,000.00
St Joseph’s Catholic Orphan Society $23,000.00
Stage One The Louisville Childrens Theatre Inc. $6,000.00
Summit Academy of Greater Louisville Inc. $7,000.00
Sunrise Children’s Services, Inc. $16,000.00
T. J. Samson Community Hospital $30,000.00
Taylor County Board of Education $40,000.00
Telford YMCA $7,110.00
The de Paul School Inc. $6,591.41
The Morton Center Inc. $25,000.00
The Point Arc Of Northern Kentucky Inc. $12,000.00
The REATH Center Inc. $5,000.00
Trustees of Indiana University $9,000.00
University Of Louisville – Division of Child Neurology $62,000.00
University Of Louisville – NeuroRecovery $15,000.00
University Of Louisville – Pediatric Cardiology $227,032.00
University Of Louisville – Pediatric Endocrinology Infusion Center $37,750.00
University Of Louisville – Scholarships $18,000.00
University Of Louisville – Weisskopf Learning Disorders Clinic $53,000.00
University Of Louisville – Weisskopf Center – STAR $95,000.00
University Of Louisville – Weisskopf/Pediatric Nutrition Program $60,000.00
University of Louisville – School of Music, Music Therapy Clinic $30,400.00
Upside Therapeutic Riding Inc. $17,000.00
Visually Impaired Preschoolers Services of Greater Louisville Inc. – Indiana $45,000.00
Visually Impaired Preschoolers Services of Greater Louisville Inc. – Lexington $45,000.00
Visually Impaired Preschoolers Services of Greater Louisville Inc. – Louisville $87,000.00
Volunteers Of America Mid-States, Inc. $35,000.00
VSA Kentucky Inc. $9,000.00
Washington County Schools $11,935.00
Wendell Fosters Campus For Developmental Disabilities Inc. $13,000.00
West Clark Community Schools $16,000.00
West Point Independent Board of Education $19,000.00
West Washington School Corporation $42,000.00
Western Kentucky University – Early Childhood Center $35,000.00
Western Kentucky University – Kelly Autism Program $21,000.00
Western Kentucky University – Scholarships $25,000.00
Whitley County Board of Education $2,945.00
Wilderness Trace Child Development Center Corporation $10,000.00
Woodford County Public Schools $6,000.00
Working The Puzzle For Autism, Inc. $5,000.00
Young Adult Development In Action/Youthbuild Louisville $4,000.00
YMCA – Bullitt County $8,000.00
YMCA – New Albany Southern Indiana – Summer Camps $5,000.00
YMCA – Childcare Enrichment Programs and Summer Camps – Louisville $12,000.00
YMCA – Safe Place Louisville $17,000.00
Youth Ethics And Skills Center Inc. $8,400.00
About The WHAS Crusade for Children
Our Mission: The WHAS Crusade for Children makes life better for children with special needs by inspiring generosity with our community partners.
Our Vision: Together we provide resources to impact all children with special needs.
- 100% of each donation to the WHAS Crusade for Children helps children with special needs.
- Through the Crusade we’ve changed the lives of millions of children in Kentucky and Indiana since 1954.
- Right now we’re funding 1 in 3 children who need the Crusade.
Change a child’s life, support the WHAS Crusade for Children.
To make a donation securely online, click here.
The WHAS Crusade for Children Endowment
In September, 2002, the WHAS Crusade for Children Board of Directors voted to create the new Crusade Endowment.
It guarantees that 100 percent of the Crusade’s annual telethon collections continue to go directly to agencies that help children with special needs. It ensures that millions more children will be helped for decades to come.
- 100% of each donation to the WHAS Crusade for Children helps children with special needs
- The Crusade Endowment Campaign fully funds our future.
- Beyond your annual contribution, we need your Crusade Endowment donation now.
Change a child’s life forever, support the WHAS Crusade Endowment.
To make an Endowment donation securely online, click here.
How the Crusade works
The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, raises money for agencies, schools and hospitals to better the lives of special needs children.
$190 million raised for special needs children
In its first 66 years, the Crusade has raised more than $190 million. Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the Crusade is able to return 100 percent of all donations to organizations that serve special needs children in all 120 Kentucky counties and more than 50 southern Indiana counties. Fire departments raise more than 50 percent of the money each year by staging road blocks and other events
An independent board decides
An independent board of interdenominational ministers known as the Crusade Advisory Panel decides how donations are distributed each year.
Agencies apply for grants
Representatives from agencies, schools and hospitals apply for grants and appear before the panel during grant hearings held each spring. Once the hearings are complete, the advisory panel determines which agencies receive Crusade donations.
Since agency grant requests far exceed donations to the Crusade each year, the panel has difficult decisions to make.
For a complete listing of grant application rules, click here.
The Crusade telethon airs in June
The annual Crusade Internet/radio/telethon is held each year on the first full weekend in June and is aired on WHAS Radio (AM 840), WHAS-TV (Channel 11.1) and worldwide on WHAS11.com. Portions of the broadcast are also seen and heard on a Kentucky statewide network.
Millions of children have been helped
Millions of children have been helped by the Crusade since 1954.
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. The Crusade is the most successful and oldest local telethon in America.
To make a secure online donation, click here or call (502) 582-7706.
Special online deal May 5 til June 30!
To celebrate the 66th annual WHAS Crusade for Children, Papa John’s has announced a special promotion. It’s a fundraiser to support children with special needs through The WHAS Crusade for Children — the 7th straight year Papa John’s has offered this promotion.
20% of your total order is donated to the Crusade!
Papa John’s locations from Carrollton to Elizabethtown will be working to satisfy customer appetites and support the WHAS Crusade for Children.
This special Crusade deal at Papa John’s runs from May 5 through June 30.
Customers must order through www.papajohns.com or use the Papa John’s mobile app.
Just CLICK HERE to link up with papajohns.com. Be sure to enter the promo code CRUSADE.
Papa John’s locations participating in the promotion
1616 EAST 10TH STREET – JEFFERSONVILLE IN
301 E. LEWIS & CLARK PARKWAY – CLARKSVILLE IN
2767 CHARLESTOWN ROAD – NEW ALBANY IN
1961 BROWNSBORO ROAD – LOUISVILLE KY
4673 OUTER LOOP – LOUISVILLE KY
2336 SOUTH FLOYD STREET – LOUISVILLE KY
14041 SHELBYVILLE ROAD – LOUISVILLE KY
6902 SOUTHSIDE DRIVE – LOUISVILLE KY
2363 HIGHWAY 135 NW – CORYDON IN
5363 DIXIE HIGHWAY – LOUISVILLE KY
3948 TAYLORSVILLE ROAD – LOUISVILLE KY
5911 TIMBER RIDGE DRIVE – PROSPECT KY
3983 7TH STREET ROAD – LOUISVILLE KY
5010 PRESTON HIGHWAY – LOUISVILLE KY
4123 SHELBYVILLE ROAD – LOUISVILLE KY
3511 SPRINGHURST COMMONS DRIVE – LOUISVILLE KY
10100 TAYLORSVILLE ROAD – LOUISVILLE KY
10627 DIXIE HIGHWAY – LOUISVILLE KY
1732 MIDLAND TRAIL – SHELBYVILLE KY
221 SOUTH HURSTBOURNE PKWY – LOUISVILLE KY
189 ADAM SHEPHERD PARKWAY SUITE #23 SHEPHERD’S CROSSING – SHEPHERDSVILLE KY
713 HIGHLANDER POINT DRIVE – FLOYDS KNOBS IN
411 SOUTH 2ND STREET – LOUISVILLE KY
2111 WEST BROADWAY – LOUISVILLE KY
5000 MUD LANE – LOUISVILLE KY
567 TAYLORSVILLE ROAD – TAYLORSVILLE KY
2301 BARDSTOWN ROAD – LOUISVILLE KY
5709 BARDSTOWN ROAD – LOUISVILLE KY
2606 HARRY NICHOLS DRIVE – MADISON IN
600 EAST TIPTON STREET – SEYMOUR IN
6535 W. HWY 22 – CRESTWOOD KY
1960 N. DIXIE BLVD. – RADCLIFF KY
1415 HIGHLAND DRIVE – CARROLLTON KY
1848 SOUTH HIGHWAY 53 – LAGRANGE KY
3100 RING ROAD – ELIZABETHTOWN KY
905 MARKET STREET – CHARLESTOWN IN
996 CHAMBERS BOULEVARD – BARDSTOWN KY
316 N. COLUMBIA AVENUE – CAMPBELLSVILLE KY
400 N. MAIN STREET – SALEM IN
701 SOUTH MAIN STREET – LEITCHFIELD KY
745 WEST MCCLAIN AVENUE – SCOTTSBURG IN
611 N BARDSTOWN RD – MT. WASHINGTON KY
213 WEST WALNUT STREET – NORTH VERNON IN
4979 N. DIXIE HWY. – ELIZABETHTOWN KY
510 BYPASS RD. – BRANDENBURG KY
30 SHAWNEE DRIVE – HODGENVILLE KY
255 NORTH DEPOT ST. – LEBANON KY
114 HOMETOWN PLAZA – SELLERSBURG IN
The Rodes City Run is Saturday March 9th! It starts at 8:00am.
For more information or to register online, click here!
The runners of Kentuckiana make magic happen each Spring supporting children with special needs in Kentucky and southern Indiana like Addy (see her video below).
Save the dates for the 2019 race series:
Saturday, February 23rd – Anthem 5K Fitness Classic
Saturday, March 9th – Rodes City Run 10K
Saturday, March 23rd – Papa Johns 10 Miler
All three races benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children.
Join Team Crusade
Call the Crusade office at 502-582-7706 for more information on how to join Team Crusade. Team Crusade is a running team that takes part in all three races. Your running skill level doesn’t matter. You’ll join a fun group that just wants to help children with special needs. 100% for the kids!
Santa’s decked out firetruck will be going around Zoneton Fire Protection District in Shepherdsville, KY, December 6-22. Go to Zoneton Fire Protection District’s Facebook page for a complete schedule, or call the firehouse at 502-955-8076 and hit option 1.
The WHAS Crusade for Children has raised more than $180 million over the past 65 years. Fire departments raise more than 50 percent of the annual donations by staging roadblocks and other events. Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the WHAS Crusade is able to return 100 percent of all donations to organizations that serve children with special needs in all 120 Kentucky counties and more than 50 southern Indiana counties.
Sign up for the Louisville Triple Crown of Running
to support children with special needs in Kentucky and southern Indiana like Addy.
Save the dates for the 2019 race series:
Saturday, February 23rd – Anthem 5K Fitness Classic
Saturday, March 9th – Rodes City Run 10K
Saturday, March 23rd – Papa Johns 10 Miler
All three races benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children.
Call the Crusade office at 502-582-7706 for more information on how to join Team Crusade.
100% for the kids!
At the birth of their son, Christian, the Wilson family was told he wouldn’t live more than a few hours. The family refused to give up hope. With the help of the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System and the WHAS Crusade for Children, the Wilson’s faced what they call the longest night of their lives.
In his time with the therapists at the Appalachian Regional Hospital in Harlan and now at the Hyden location, Christian has worked consistently to overcome the effects of cerebral palsy. The family is truly grateful for Christian’s continuing progress.
Since 2014 the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System has received $56,000 in Crusade grants to help youngsters like Christian.
This Letter to the Editor was published in the July 20, 2018 edition of The Courier-Journal. It was written by Brennen Lawrence, chair of the WHAS Crusade for Children board and CEO of Cuddle Clones.
It is an honor and privilege to be a part of the WHAS Crusade for Children for over 30 years, initially getting involved through the fire service. For the past nine years, I have served on the board of directors, acting as the chair for the last three years. My appreciation for the generosity of the people in Kentuckiana has grown tremendously during this time.
For 65 years, the annual phenomenon known as the Crusade has been an important part of this community. Once again in June, we all came together for the kids, making it possible to award 229 grants this year, totaling $5,675,000. We are proud to continue the tradition of returning 100 percent of the contributions to hospitals, schools, and agencies throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
The Crusade Advisory Panel is a group of interdenominational ministers (rabbis, priests, pastors and reverends) who determine the grant allocations each year. This year was especially difficult, with $14.9 million in requests.
This year, charitable gifts from the people of Kentuckiana will be visible through many worthwhile projects and programs serving children with special needs. Your donations will be allocated to:
• 137 agencies and programs serving children with special needs
• 47 school districts throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana
• 14 individual schools that are not part of a district
• 16 hospitals throughout the region
• 9 capital projects
• 6 universities for scholarships designated for special education teachers
This would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of firefighters, who remain the heart of the Crusade. This effort also includes so many children, parents, churches, synagogues, businesses and schools who have personally collected. It is humbling to see the depth and breadth of the grants that are possible this year due to such great compassion. As a result, many children who have special needs will get the help they deserve.
Board of Directors
WHAS Crusade for Children
The list grows and grows
Here is a growing list of fire departments, groups and organizations as they appeared on the 65th WHAS Crusade for Children.
Keep coming back, this will be updated throughout the weekend!
LG&E KU PPL Companies $229,240
Norton Healthcare $133,305.78
Hazelwood Center (Paul Hall) $788
Jefferson County Public Schools $108,202.53
Okolona Fire Dept $2500 Milwaukee Power Tool Raffle winner – Donna S. Baird
WHAS Crusade for Children Endowment $300,000
Anchorage Public Schools Car Pool Line collection $526.27
Probilt Automotive $500
Sparkles & Spurs $1,794.25
Lemonade Stand (Emma & Noah Taylor) $125.05
Lemonade Stand (Bardstown Primary School – Beth and Emme Payne) $800
Lemonade Stand (Addie Miller) $372.97
Greater Louisville Rowing Club – Adaptive Rowing $1,250
Republic Bank $10,000
Lemonade Stand (Christopher Early) $809.87
VIPS (Visually Impaired Preschool Services) $1,150
Lemonade Stand (Mark and Family) $654.79
Baptist Health Unified Campaign $34,159
Lemonade Stand (Najaie & Selea) $447
Chillers & Zesto Ice Cream Crusade Cookie Vortez promotion $2,547
Lemonade Stand (Nia’s Lemonade Café) $440
Lemonade Stand (Dylan Payne & Adam Harris) $323.44
Lemonade Stand (Viviana & Evangeline) $176.75
Lemonade Stand (Home of the Innocence) $531
Lemonade Stand (Sam, Max, & Zach) $575.01
Lemonade Stand (Eliza, Marley, & Jett Smith) $361.30
Lemonade Stand (Addyson Clarkson) $348.00
Cross Country Distributing $81,198.00
Kelly Knoop and family $7,078.02
Miracle Dancers $8,600.00
Milltown VFD $11,097.22
McAlister’s Deli $110,036.14
Kosair Charities $100,000
Baby Calendar Winner: Grayson Shumate $5,113.00
Ted Throckmorton Memorial Golf Tournament $17,865.00
Superior Van & Mobility $6,500.00
St. Marks United Church of Christ $832.20
Amvets Post 61 $3,000.00
The Buddy Award Recipient – 2018 Leadership Louisville Ignite Team
Bill Newkirk $2,115.15
St. Matthews Fire Dept. $52,812.82
South Oldham Fire & Rescue $51,023.19
Anchorage / Middletown Fire Protection $28,840.52
Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital & Frazier Rehab Institute $2,412.86
Kentuckiana Corvette Club & Moose Lodge 5 $12,572.22
Pacers & Racers Barnyard Dash $8,000.00
Greater Clark Schools $29,953.00
Girl Scout Troop 1601 & 928 $100.00
Louisville Low Riders $1,397.00
New Washington VFD $23,902.00
St. Athanasius Beta Club $1,160.68
Louisville Street Rods $5,361.00
Jackie & Sarah $1,000.00
Ekron Volunteer Fire Department $8,310.00
Campbellsburg Fire Dept $15,235.30
Greenville Township Vol Fire Dept $16,082.39
Palmyra Fire Department $9,855.39
Myman – Holy Cross Student Senior Project $1,940.70
Nichols Fire Protection District $12,440.08
Pierce Polk Township VFD $7,287.28
Lorne Ballard $19,402.00
Clarksville Fire Department $30,254.78
Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire & Rescue $15,626.62
Texas Roadhouse $1,000.00
Heth Township VFD $7,604.64
Utica Township VFD $10,468.10
Shively Fire Department $18,935.55
Lyndon Fire & Rescue $35,295.25
Georgetown Township VFD $30,464.00
Highview Fire Department $86,612.31
The Temple $3,928.88
Louisville Fire Dept $21,956.60
Jeffersontown Fire Protection District $20,409.37
Pewee Valley Fire Protection District $21,317.00
Jeffersonville Fire Dept $28,600.49
Muldraugh Fire Department $6,275.38
Meade County Fire District $8,980.00
New Albany Fire Department & Harvest Homecoming $33,626.61
Monroe Township VFD $41,614.82
Kevin Adams (with Buechel Fire Protection District) $11,263.82
Buechel Fire Protection District $33,524.24
Worthington Fire Department $10,857.00
Ballardsville Fire and Rescue $13,779.74
Payneville Fire Department $17,200.27
Lake Dreamland, Camp Taylor Fire, and Okolona VFD $135,969.51
Leavenworth Crusaders $4,332.00
New Chapel VFD $6,103.37
LaGrange Fire & Rescue $32,031.12
Knifley Fire Dept. $826.30
Summersville Fire Dept. $6,200.93
Green County Fire & Rescue $15,175.44
Breeding Fire Dept. $2,400
Elizabethtown Fire Department $23,443.08
West 84 VFD $5,000.00
Stephensburg VFD $4,467.15
White Mills VFD $3,718.00
KY 86 Fire & Rescue $13,861.71
Central Hardin Fire Department $1,573.00
Rineyville Fire Department $16,360.00
Radcliff Fire and Rescue $21,783.04
Sonora Fire & Rescue $10,300.03
Glendale Fire Department $6,782.35
Vine Grove Fire Department $13,773.10
Upton Volunteer Fire & Rescue $1,123.00
Valley Creek Fire Dept $15,000.00
East Grayson County VFD $9,723.75
Clarkson Fire Department $4,626.68
Cloverport Fire Department $1,698.14
McDaniels Fire and Rescue Dept $6,418.81
Anneta Volunteer Fire Department $4,049.00
Harned Fire and Rescue $29,513.13
Irvington Volunteer Fire Department $4,638.09
Webster Area VFD $3,371.84
Hardinsburg City Fire Dept $23,408.86
Wax VFD $2,121.41
Leitchfield Fire Department $14,217.49
Bonnieville Volunteer Fire Dept Quilt Raffle Winner – Kathy Piper
Bonnieville Volunteer Fire Dept $11,866.70
Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Department $24,668.07
Zoneton Fire Protection District $88,616.97
New Middletown VFD $8,723.20
Saint James Church $961.00
Columbia – Adair County Fire Department $56,470.39
Eastwood Fire Protection District $18,167.80
Westpoint Fire Dept./Ambulance $3,030.64
Shepherdsville Fire Department $22,622.48
Charlestown VFD $62,000
Ramsey Volunteer Fire & EMS $13,321.73
Sellerburg Fire Department $17,500.00
Mt. Washington Fire Department $23,425.00
Westport VFD $3,470.05
Harrods Creek FD $8,780.85
Boone Township VFD $5,936.98
Flaherty VFD $18,718.45
Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Protection District $189,307.09
Lanesville VFD $17,583.49
Archdiocese of Louisville $308,000.00
Bob Pilkington’s Family $1,290.00
Woodford County FD $6,272.00
Lake Jericho Fire & Rescure $1,575.95
Pleasureville VFD $19,525.18
New Castle Volunteer Fire & Rescue $11,830.82
Bedford Volunteer Fire & Rescue $8,878.17
Eminence Fire & Rescue $13,430.43
East 60 VFD $12,768.35
Taylorsville/Spencer County VFD $26,600.00
Waddy VFD $14,911.24
Bagdad FD $12,099.61
Shelbyville FD $21,400.00
Simpsonville VFD $15,788.35
Mt. Eden VFD $13,182.00
Shelby County Fire & Rescue $83,980.70
The 65th Annual WHAS Crusade for Children will kick off with a Variety Show headlined by The Misty Mountain String Band. They will be joined by many other great performers including this year’s AMERICAN IDOL contestants Cody Martin and Emmy Bodner, plus 1200 and The Free Soul Effect. Many other Crusade favorites will be performing like Patrick Henry Hughes, Melissa Combs, Todd Hildreth and the Crusade Quintet, magician David Garrard, the Diane Moore Dancers, the Miracle Dancers and more!
Show time is 7:00PM (EDT) at the The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts Bomhard Theater in Louisville, KY.
Admission is FREE! Seating is first come, first served.
WHAS11’s Rachel Platt and 840WHAS Radio’s Terry Meiners will emcee the Crusade Variety Show.
The WHAS Crusade for Children telethon begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 2 with fire departments, civic groups, organizations and companies reporting donations. The Crusade telethon concludes at 7:00pm on Sunday, June 3. As always, it’ll air in its entirety on WHAS11 TV, 840WHAS radio and WHAS11.com.
In its first 65 years, the WHAS Crusade has raised over $175 million for children with special needs. 100% of all donations are returned in the form of grants to agencies, hospitals and schools that make life better for children with special needs.
The WHAS Crusade for Children is America’s most successful local telethon!
Misty Mountain String Band kicks it off
Thrilled and excited to be a part of the 65th Crusade, the Misty Mountain String Band will kick it all off with a free concert at the Kentucky Center’s Bomhard Theater at 7:00pm (EDT) on Saturday, June 2.
Drawing influence from old-time music, Americana, bluegrass, and songs of labor and protest, Misty Mountain
String Band doesn’t stray far from their upbringings in Kentucky and Virginia. Formed as a pickup group for an old-time camp revival, MMSB has evolved into a professional band that’s as at home playing with the Louisville Philharmonia Orchestra as at bluegrass festivals with Americana favorites. The group connects with fans of folk music around the world, sharing unique string band music written for today but informed by tradition.
MMSB has universal appeal, combining high energy with charismatic storytelling and a warm, conversational
Fiddle / Neal Green
Bass / Derek Harris
Banjo and Mandolin / Paul Martin
Guitar / Frankie Leo
Watch the Misty Mountain String Band