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 55 years, the Crusade has raised more than $128 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.
Approximately 3 million children have been helped by the Crusade since 1954.
59th Annual Crusade for Childen - 2012
The 59th annual WHAS Crusade for Children came to a close Sunday, June 3 at 7:00pm EDT with the singing of “God Bless America” in WHAS11 Studio H. At the conclusion of the marathon 30+ hour internet/radio/telethon, the final tote board read $5,189,348.69. With that amount, the Crusade’s 59 year total is now more than $148 million in donations to support children with special needs across Kentucky and Indiana.
Crusade Weekend Grand total: $5,189,348!
Shelby County Fire:
2012 Total: $ 59,740.98
2011 Total: $ 56,427.33
2010 Total: $ 58,841.11
2009 Total: $ 67,090.21
2008 total: $ 70,807.69
2007 total: $ 93,658.32
2006 total: $ 68,404.00