News

  • Child Development Center of the Bluegrass raises funds for Crusade
  • News-Enterprise praises Crusade’s efforts
    The News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown published this editorial on July 16, 2022. Crusade’s legacy of caring continues July 16, 2022 The WHAS Crusade for Children has developed a lasting trust with the community through its efficient distribution of money donated to serve agencies, schools and hospitals…
  • NewsRadio 840 WHAS Celebrates 100 Years of Service
    NewsRadio 840 WHAS is celebrating 100 years of service on July 18, 2022. The station will spend its “birthday” with a full celebration during Kentuckiana’s Morning News, the Tony & Dwight Show and Terry Meiners Show on July 18th. 840 WHAS is Kentucky’s oldest radio…
  • 2022 WHAS Crusade for Children Grants Announced
    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…
  • 69th Annual WHAS Crusade for Children raises $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…
  • 69th Annual WHAS Crusade for Children is ON THE AIR!
    There are many ways to give! Donate By phone Call 502-582-7511 Toll Free 1-888-382-7511 Operators are standing by! 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…
  • Crusade lemonade stands return!
  • 69th annual Crusade just a month away!
    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…
  • Lonnie Walker creates “Superhero” 69th Crusade logo!
  • Fire Departments have been part of the Crusade since 1956
  • Longtime Crusade host Wayne Perkey dies
    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,…
  • Highview Fire Chief Dave Goldsmith retires
    CONGRATS! Highview Fire Protection District & the community celebrated Chief Dave Goldsmith’s retirement after 35 years of service. #WHASCrusade thanks you for your service & dedication. Happy retirement Chief Goldsmith!
  • Bobby Jack Murphy honored
  • Renshaw Early Childhood Center gets support from the Crusade
    The Renshaw Early Childhood Center on the campus of Western Kentucky University has received Crusade support since 2007. The “Big Red School” as it’s called, serves children of varying abilities from ages 15 months through kindergarten. The school’s goal is to prepare these children, whatever…
  • Former Crusade Executive Director Bud Harbsmeier dies
    It is with great sorrow that we are saying goodbye to one of the pillars in the history of WHAS11 and the WHAS Crusade for Children. Bud Harbsmeier passed away on Saturday, December 4th at the age of 86 after a courageous battle against kidney…