WHAS Crusade for Children
The WHAS Crusade for Children, established by WHAS TV and radio in 1954, raises money for schools, agencies, and hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of special-needs children. As of the 2006 drive, the Crusade had raised more than $118 million and helped approximately three million children, making it America’s oldest and most successful local telethon.
The Crusade returns 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 half of the total each year by staging “roadblocks” and other events.
- Program 125
- The restoration of the West Baden Springs Hotel in southern Indiana, the Crusade for Children telethon, historic Locust Grove, Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, and Louisville Metro’s Office for International Affairs. (#125)