To make a secure online donation, CLICK HERE or call (502) 582-7706.
Donate by mail:
WHAS Crusade for Children
520 West Chestnut Street
Louisville, KY 40202
The perfect gift! A brick on the WHAS Crusade Walk of Fame
To commemorate the 50th annual WHAS Crusade for Children, the sidewalk that surrounds the WHAS11 building at 6th and Chestnut Streets in downtown Louisville is now a place of tribute.
The WHAS Crusade for Children Walk of Fame is constructed of paving bricks available to engrave with your special message.
Your donation of $100 for a 5” X 8” or $500 for a 12” X 12” brick will pave the way for the WHAS Crusade for Children Endowment.
Each 5” X 8” brick can be engraved with three lines of text to honor:
Each 12” X 12” brick can include up to five lines of text or an engraved company or organization logo. Call (502) 582-7706 for details.
Order your brick
CLICK HERE to order a personalized brick securely online.
CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the brick brochure and order form.
Then follow these simple steps:
Mail the brick order form and payment to:
WHAS Crusade for Children
520 West Chestnut Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Questions? Call the WHAS Crusade for Children office at
Pave the way for children with special needs
Help make a difference FOREVER. The WHAS Crusade for Children Endowment fully funds the Crusade’s future.
It guarantees that 100% 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.
Beyond your annual contribution, the Crusade needs your Endowment donation now. To change a child’s life forever, support the WHAS Crusade Endowment.
Certificate of ownership
For each brick purchased, a certificate of ownership is issued to you or to whomever you designate.
About the WHAS Crusade for Children
The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, raises money for schools, agencies and hospitals to better the lives of special needs children. In its first 65 years, the Crusade has raised more than $180 million.
Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the Crusade is able to return 100% 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.
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. 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.
Sign up for the Louisville Triple Crown of Running and receive $15 off your entry fee now until January 14, 2019.
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!
The 10th annual WHAS Crusade for Children “Building the Future” mini-telethon will air Saturday, December 8th 6:30 to 8:00pm on WHAS11.
The program is devoted to the WHAS Crusade Endowment. It will feature contributors from across Kentuckiana who are making a difference. The program will be hosted by WHAS11’s Rachel PLatt and 840 WHAS Radio’s Terry Meiners.
More about the WHAS Crusade 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.
Watch this video about Jane Charmoli. See why she made the decision to include the WHAS Crusade for Children in her estate plans.
You’ve heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday…now today is GIVING TUESDAY!
Make a difference in the life of a child with special needs with a tax-deductible donation to the WHAS Crusade for Children.
Honor a loved one.
Give a gift to the person who has everything.
Make a year-end tax deduction.
Just CLICK HERE!
Thanksgiving Day at 4:00pm on WHAS11, watch a 2 hour WHAS Crusade for Children special program showing your generosity at work helping children with special needs.
Plus you’ll see great performances from past Crusades.
Join Terry Meiners and Rachel Platt for this heartwarming holiday special and see how you are making a difference.
IT’S THE ANNUAL WHAS CRUSADE FOR CHILDREN YARD SALE presented by Tri City Van & Storage and The Kentuckiana Corvette Club to benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children.
Friday, October 12th – 8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 13th – 8:00am to 2:00pm
Tri City Van & Storage
632 Industry Road
Louisville, KY 40208
Something for everyone!
Lip Sync Challenge video debuts!
“Don’t Stop Believin'” in the WHAS Crusade for Children! #GiveForGoodLou is on September 13, 2018. With your support it’s going to be “A Beautiful Day.” Don’t believe us? Just watch!
The WHAS Crusade for Children will help make history on September 13th by participating in the 5th annual Give for Good Louisville, a 24-hour day of online giving for local nonprofit organizations. We invite you to take part by rallying around the Crusade and to help connect us to the larger community.
Please join our campaign and help us raise thousands of dollars to make life better for local children with special needs. Donate, spread the word, be our social media champions – there are so many ways on this day to promote the impactful work the Crusade has been doing for 65 years!
How can you help?
• Click here for the Crusade section of Give for Good Louisville. Visit any time between midnight-to-midnight on September 13 to make a donation to the Crusade. Remember, 100% of your gift will go directly to the thousands of children who benefit from our funding.
• Become a “Crusader for Children” – and start your own personal fundraising page for Give For Good Louisville. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help in setting it up.
• Simply tell your friends and family about Give for Good Louisville – in person, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, anywhere!
Thank you to your generosity to the WHAS Crusade for Children on September 13th. Now, let’s go make history!
The WHAS Crusade for Children announces its grants for 2018 – 2019. 229 grants have been awarded totaling $5,675,000. That matches the tote board at the conclusion of the 65th annual WHAS Crusade for Children which took place on June 2 – 3, 2018.
Grant funds become available as the Crusade for Children begins a new fiscal year on September 1, 2018.
Click here to learn more about the WHAS Crusade for Children grant process.
Click here to see a recap of the 2018 65th annual WHAS Crusade for Children.
>> SEE HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS FROM CRUSADE WEEKEND ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, CLICK HERE.
2018-2019 GRANTS LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
A Chance to Dance $1,500.00
Adair County Board of Education $29,700.00
Allegro Dance Project $3,500.00
American Printing House for the Blind $9,000.00
American Red Cross Kentucky Region $22,000.00
Americana Community Center, Inc. $7,000.00
Anchorage Independent School District $20,000.00
Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. $10,000.00
Archdiocese of Louisville $48,000.00
Asbury University $23,000.00
Baptist Health Foundation Greater Louisville, Inc. $96,173.00
Bardstown Independent Schools $29,000.00
Barren Co. Board of Education $2,400.00
Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center $10,000.00
Bath Co. Board of Education $10,000.00
Bellarmine University – Physical Therapy $35,000.00
Bellarmine University – Scholarships $18,000.00
Best Buddies Kentucky $11,000.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana $5,000.00
Bingham Child Guidance Clinic $50,000.00
Bluegrass Center for Autism $25,000.00
Bluegrass Chapter of National AMBUCS $500.00
Boys & Girls Haven $92,500.00
Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana $12,000.00
Breckinridge County Board of Education $30,000.00
Bullitt County Board of Education $54,000.00
Camp TESSA $7,000.00
Camp TESSA of Meade County $5,200.00
Campbellsville Board of Education $18,000.00
Canaan Community Academy $15,000.00
Carroll County Schools $7,000.00
CASA by the Lakes $4,000.00
CASA of Lexington $17,000.00
CASA of South Central Kentucky $6,000.00
CASA of the Bluegrass $4,100.00
CASA of the Heartland $11,250.00
CASA of the River Region $10,000.00
CASA Program for Bullitt County $15,000.00
Caverna Board of Education $8,000.00
Center for Courageous Kids $37,500.00
Center for Women & Infants at University of Louisville Hospital $38,171.78
Centerstone Kentucky $60,000.00
Central Kentucky Education Coop $36,015.00
Child Development Center of Bluegrass $3,000.00
Christian Academy School System $8,136.00
Clark County Youth Shelter & Family Services $12,000.00
Cloverport Independent School District $38,000.00
Commonwealth Theatre Center $5,000.00
Communities in Schools of Clark County $8,000.00
Community Action of Southern Indiana $14,000.00
Critically Loved $3,000.00
Cumberland Co. Board of Education $4,995.20
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation $5,000.00
Danville Independent Schools $7,000.00
Dorman Preschool $28,000.00
Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky $3,000.00
Down Syndrome of Louisville $15,000.00
Dream Riders of Kentucky $5,000.00
Dreams with Wings $7,500.00
Dyslexia Association of Pennyrile $3,000.00
Easter Seals Cardinal Hill $2,100.00
Easter Seals West Kentucky $4,000.00
Eastern Kentucky University – College of Education $12,597.78
Eastern Kentucky University – Develop. Dis. Clinic $5,600.00
Eastern Kentucky University – Scholarships $18,000.00
Eastern Kentucky University – Safety City $2,000.00
Elizabethtown Independent Schools $25,000.00
Elliott County Schools $9,000.00
Eminence Independent Schools $20,000.00
Englishton Park Presbyterian Ministries $4,000.00
Exceptional Equitation $2,500.00
Family & Children’s Place $29,280.00
Family Ark $25,000.00
Family Enrichment Center $9,000.00
Family Scholar House $15,000.00
Fayette Co. Public Schools $20,000.00
FEAT of Louisville $14,000.00
Flaget Memorial Hospital $40,000.00
Floyd Memorial Foundation $65,888.98
Franklin Co. Board of Education $17,000.00
Friends School $25,000.00
Fund for the Arts $5,000.00
Gateway Community Services Organization $8,500.00
Gilda’s Club Louisville $20,000.00
Graves County Board of Education $21,000.00
Grayson County Schools $20,000.00
Greater Clark County School $28,017.00
Greater Louisville Rowing $4,300.00
Green County Board of Education $14,200.00
Green Hill Therapy $20,000.00
Green River Regional Educational Cooperative $8,000.00
Hancock County Public Schools $4,000.00
Hardin County Board of Education $45,000.00
Hardin Memorial Health Foundation $75,000.00
Harrison County Exceptional Learners Coop $21,000.00
Harrison County Hospital $4,127.26
Hart Co. Schools $14,000.00
Henry Co. Schools $20,000.00
Heuser Hearing & Language Academy $30,000.00
Hindman Settlement School $13,400.00
Home of the Innocents $90,000.00
Hosparus Health $45,000.00
Indian Summer Camp $15,000.00
Indiana University $9,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Assistive Technology Program $50,000.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Autism Program $11,437.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Communication Disorders Program $16,290.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program $12,525.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Early Childhood $6,783.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Moderate to Severe Disabilities $29,316.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – OT/PT Program $46,260.00
Jefferson County Public Schools – Visually Impaired Program $7,348.00
Jeffersonville Township Public Library Foundation $4,900.00
Jewish Community Center $5,000.00
Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana $3,305.00
Kentuckiana Children’s Center $22,000.00
Kentucky Hemophilia Foundation $6,000.00
Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation, Inc. $16,000.00
Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies $21,500.00
KORE Academy $2,955.00
Kentucky Center for Special Children Services $66,000.00
Kentucky Center for the Arts Foundation $30,000.00
Kentucky Educational Development Corp. $14,000.00
Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency $4,000.00
LaRue County Public Schools $10,000.00
Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky $1,800.00
Learning for Life, Lincoln Chapter $18,000.00
Lexington Hearing & Speech $10,000.00
Life Adventure Center of Bluegrass $8,000.00
LifeSpring Health Systems $2,500.00
Lighthouse Promise, Inc. $3,500.00
Lincoln County School District $14,000.00
Lovesome Stables $5,500.00
Madison Area Educational Special Services Unit $16,000.00
Madison Consolidated Schools $20,000.00
Marion County Board of Education $20,000.00
McLean County Public Schools $25,000.00
Meade County Board of Education $19,000.00
Meredith-Dunn School $15,953.00
Miracle League of Louisville, Inc. $50,000.00
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center $15,000.00
Muscular Dystrophy Association $12,000.00
Nelson County Schools $24,000.00
Newport Independent Schools $6,000.00
Northern Kentucky Children’s Law Center $12,500.00
Northern Kentucky Coop for Educational Serv. $3,500.00
Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation $650,000.00
Oldham Co. Board of Education $50,000.00
Orange Co. Rehab and Develop. Services $22,000.00
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital $25,000.00
Our Lady of Providence Jr.-Sr. High School $14,000.00
Owen County School District $5,032.00
Owensboro Dance Theatre $13,000.00
Owensboro Health Foundation, Inc. $18,000.00
Paoli School Corp. $14,000.00
Paws with Purpose, Inc. $20,000.00
Personal Counseling Service $30,000.00
Pitt Academy $10,356.00
Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries $11,500.00
Puzzle Pieces $18,000.00
Rauch, Inc. $15,000.00
Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center, Inc. $30,000.00
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana $50,000.00
SAFY of Kentucky $2,590.00
Saint Joseph London Foundation $63,000.00
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation $10,000.00
Shelby Co. Public Schools $62,400.00
South Central Area Special Ed. Coop $22,500.00
South Central Kentucky Kids on the Block $4,000.00
Southern Hills Counseling Center $13,500.00
Special Olympics Kentucky $16,900.00
Spencer Co. Schools $34,000.00
Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky $20,000.00
Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care & Preschool $3,021.00
St. Francis School $7,500.00
St. Joseph Children’s Home $25,500.00
St. Vincent de Paul Louisville $14,000.00
StageOne Family Theatre $7,200.00
Summit Academy of Greater Louisville $8,000.00
Sunrise Children’s Services $17,000.00
Taylor Co. Board of Education $48,012.00
Telford YMCA $10,000.00
The Boys & Girls Club of Bowling Green, Kentucky $8,000.00
The de Paul School $25,000.00
The Deaf Youth Sports Festival $15,000.00
The Morton Center, Inc. $25,000.00
The REATH Center $5,000.00
The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East $31,000.00
Trimble Co. Schools $7,500.00
University of Louisville – Capital $274,000.00
University of Louisville – Division of Child Neurology $75,000.00
University of Louisville – Endocrinology $15,000.00
University of Louisville – Hematology/Oncology $19,000.00
University of Louisville – Infectious Disease $9,780.00
University of Louisville – NeuroRecovery $30,000.00
University of Louisville – Obstetrics/Gynecology $53,000.00
University of Louisville – Pediatric Emergency Medicine $160,000.00
University of Louisville – Stonestreet Clinic $8,000.00
University of Louisville – Weisskopf/Learning Disorders $71,000.00
University of Louisville – Weisskopf/Nutrition Clinic $50,000.00
University of Louisville – Weisskopf/STAR Program $91,000.00
University of Louisville – Scholarships $15,000.00
Upside Therapeutic Riding, Inc. $17,000.00
Visually Impaired Preschool Services – Indianapolis $35,000.00
Visually Impaired Preschool Services – Lexington $40,000.00
Visually Impaired Preschool Services – Louisville $85,746.00
Volunteers of America Mid-States, Inc. – Clinic capital $70,000.00
Volunteers of America Mid-States, Inc.-Louisville Family Housing $15,000.00
VSA Kentucky $10,000.00
Washington Co. Schools $11,000.00
Wendell Foster $12,594.00
West Clark Schools $16,000.00
West Point Board of Education $20,000.00
Whitley Co. Board of Education $2,995.00
Western Kentucky University – Early Childhood Center $35,000.00
Western Kentucky University – Kelly Autism $21,000.00
Western Kentucky University – Scholarships $25,000.00
Woodford Co. Schools $3,100.00
Working the Puzzle for Autism $6,000.00
YMCA County YMCA Branch $7,000.00
YMCA of Greater Louisville $15,000.00
YMCA of Greater Louisville/School Age Childcare-IN $5,000.00
YMCA Safe Place $15,000.00
Youth, Ethics & Skills Center, Inc. $5,000.00
Youth, Ethics & Skills Center, Inc. – Capital $4,250.00
YouthBuild Louisville $2,000.00
TOTAL AMOUNT $5,675,000.00
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 AMERICAN IDOL contestant Emmy Bodner with Southern Sirens, 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