Fire departments participating in the Crusade

This is why fire departments do so much
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Fire departments raise nearly 60 percent of the Crusade for Children’s donations each year by staging road blocks and other events.

Fire departments committed to the Crusade

The following list shows fire departments that participate in the WHAS Crusade for Children fundraising efforts.

A

Anchorage Fire Dept., Kentucky
Anderson County Fire Department, Kentucky
Anneta Fire Department, Kentucky

B

Bagdad Fire Protection District, Kentucky
Ballardsville Fire Dept., Kentucky
Bardstown-Nelson Co. Fire Dept., Kentucky
Battletown Fire Dept., Kentucky
Bedford Fire Dept., Kentucky
Bell Co. Fire Dept., Kentucky
Bonnieville Fire Department, Kentucky
Boone Township Volunteer Fire Dept., Indiana
Borden/Wood Township FD, Indiana
Boston Fire Dept., Kentucky
Bowling Green Fire Dept., Kentucky
Boyle Co. Fire Dept., Kentucky
Bradfordsville Fire Department, Kentucky
Breeding Area Fire Dept., Kentucky
Browning Fire Dept., Kentucky
Brownstown Vol. Fire Dept., Indiana
Buechel Fire Dept., Kentucky
Burgin Fire Dept., Kentucky

C

Camp Taylor Fire Department, Kentucky
Campbellsburg Fire Dept., Kentucky
Campbellsburg Fire Dept., Indiana
Campbellsville Fire Dept., Kentucky
Caneyville Fire Dept., Kentucky
Carr Township/Medora Fire Dept., Indiana
Carrollton Fire Dept., Kentucky
Central Hardin Co. Fire Dept., Kentucky
Charlestown Vol. Fire Dept., Indiana
Clarkson Fire Department, Kentucky
Clarksville Fire Dept., Indiana
Cliffty Vol. Fire Dept., Indiana
Cloverport Area Fire Dept., Kentucky
Columbia Fire Dept., Kentucky
Corydon Fire Department, Indiana
Crothersville Vernon Township Volunteer FD, Indiana
Cub Run Fire Dept., Kentucky
Custer Area Vol. Fire & Rescue Dept., Kentucky

D

Deputy Volunteer Fire Co., Indiana
Dixie Suburban Fire District, Kentucky

E

East 60 Fire Dept., Kentucky
East Grayson County Fire Dept., Kentucky
Eastwood Fire Dept., Kentucky
Edgewood Fire & EMS, Kentucky
Ekron Fire Dept., Kentucky
Elizabeth Vol. Fire Dept., Indiana
Elizabethtown Fire Department, Kentucky
Elsmere Fire Dept., Kentucky
Eminence Fire Dept., Kentucky

F

Fairdale Fire Department, Kentucky
Falls of Rough Fire Dept., Kentucky
Fern Creek Fire Department, Kentucky
Flaherty Fire Dept., Kentucky
Frankfort Fire Dept., Kentucky

G

Georgetown Twp. Vol. Fire Dept., Indiana
Glendale Fire Dept., Kentucky
Gravel Switch Fire Dept., Kentucky
Green County Fire Dept.,
Greensburg Fire Dept., Kentucky
Greenville Vol. Fire Dept., Indiana

H

Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Co., Indiana
Hardinsburg Fire Dept., Kentucky
Hardyville Fire Dept., Kentucky
Harned Area Fire Dept., Kentucky
Harrison Twp./Corydon VFD, Kentucky
Harrods Creek Fire Dept., Kentucky
Hawesville Fire Dept., Kentucky
Heth Twp. Vol. Fire Dept., Indiana
Highview Fire Dept., Kentucky
Hodgenville Fire Department, Kentucky

I

Irvington Fire Dept., Kentucky

J

Jackson Township VFD, Indiana
Jamestown Fire Dept., Kentucky
Jeffersontown Fire District, Kentucky
Jeffersonville Fire Dept., Indiana
Jennings Township Vol. Fire Dept., Indiana
Johnson Twp Vol. Fire Dept., Indiana

K

Kent Volunteer Fire Co., Indiana
Knifley Fire Dept., Kentucky
Ky 86 Fire Dept., Kentucky

L

Lafayette Twp Vol. Fire Dept., Indiana
LaGrange Fire and Rescue, Kentucky
Lake Dreamland Fire Dept., Kentucky
Lake Jericho Fire Dept. and Rescue, Kentucky
Lanesville VFD, Indiana
Larue County Fire & Rescue, Kentucky
Lawrenceburg Fire Dept., Kentucky
Leavenworth Fire District, Indiana
Lebanon Fire Dept., Kentucky
Lebanon Junction Fire Dept., Kentucky
Leitchfield Fire Department, Kentucky
Lexington Fire Dept., Indiana
Linwood Fire Dept., Kentucky
Livonia Fire Dept., Indiana
Loretto Fire Dept., Kentucky
Louisville Division of Fire, Kentucky
Lyndon Fire Protection District, Kentucky

M

Mackville Fire Dept., Kentucky
Madison Township VFD, Indiana
Magnolia Fire Dept. , Kentucky
Marengo-Liberty Township VFD, Indiana
McCulloch Volunteer Fire Department, Indiana
McDaniels Vol. Fire Dept., Kentucky
McMahan Fire Dept., Kentucky
McQuady Fire Dept., Kentucky
Meade County Fire Protection District, Kentucky
Mercer Co. Fire Protection District, Kentucky
Middletown Fire Department, Kentucky
Milltown Fire Department, Indiana
Milton Vol. Fire Dept., Kentucky
Monroe Twp Vol. Fire Dept., Indiana
Mt. Eden Fire Dept., Kentucky
Mt. Washington Fire Protection, Kentucky
Muldraugh Fire Department, Kentucky
Munfordville Fire Dept. & Rescue, Kentucky

N

New Albany Fire Dept., Indiana
New Castle Fire Dept., Kentucky
New Chapel Volunteer Fire Co., Indiana
New Haven/Rolling Fork Fire Dept., Kentucky
New Hope Fire Dept., Kentucky
New Liberty Fire Dept., Kentucky
New Middletown VFD, Indiana
New Washington Vol. Fire Dept., Indiana
Nichols Fire Dept., Kentucky
North Oldham Fire District, Kentucky
Northeast Nelson Fire Dept., Kentucky

O

Okolona Fire Dept., Kentucky
Owen County Fire Dept., Kentucky
Owenton Fire Dept., Kentucky

P

Palmyra Fire Dept., Indiana
Paoli Vol. Fire Dept., Indiana
Payneville Fire Dept., Kentucky
Pewee Valley Fire Dept., Kentucky
Pierce Polk Township VFD, Indiana
Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Dept., Kentucky
Pleasureville Fire Dept., Kentucky
Posey Township Volunteer Fire Co., Indiana

R

Radcliff Fire Dept., Kentucky
Ramsey Volunteer Fire and EMS, Indiana
Raywick Vol Fire Dept., Kentucky
Redmen Club, Kentucky
Rhodelia Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., Kentucky
Rineyville Fire Department, Kentucky
Rohm & Haas Fire Department, Kentucky
Russell Springs Fire Dept., Kentucky

S

Salem Fire Dept., Indiana
Scottsburg Fire Dept., Indiana
SE Bullitt Fire Dept., Kentucky
Sellersburg Fire Department, Indiana
Shelby County Fire Dept., Kentucky
Shelbyville Fire Department, Kentucky
Shepherdsville Fire Dept., Kentucky
Shively Fire Dept., Kentucky
Simpsonville Fire Dept., Kentucky
Sonora Fire Dept., Kentucky
South Oldham Fire Dept., Kentucky
Springfield/Washington Co. Fire Dept., Kentucky
St. Matthews Fire Protection District, Kentucky
Stephensburg Fire and Rescue, Kentucky
Stephensport VFD, Kentucky
Summersville Fire Dept., Kentucky

T

Taylorsville Fire Dept., Kentucky

U

Underwood Volunteer Fire Dept., Indiana
Upton Fire Dept., Kentucky
Utica Township VFD, Indiana

V

Valley Creek Fire Dept., Kentucky
Versailles Fire Dept., Kentucky
Vienna Vol. Fire Dept., Indiana
Vine Grove Fire Dept., Kentucky
Volunteer F.D. of Franklin Township, Indiana

W

Waddy Fire Dept., Kentucky
Wax Fire Dept., Kentucky
Webster Area Fire Dept., Kentucky
West 84 Vol Fire Dept., Kentucky
West Baden Volunteer Fire Dept., Indiana
West Point Fire Dept., Kentucky
Westport Fire Department, Kentucky
White Mills Volunteer Fire Dept., Kentucky
Willisburg Fire Dept., Kentucky
Wolf Creek Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Kentucky
Woodburn Fire Dept., Kentucky
Woodford County Fire Dept., Kentucky
Worthington Fire Dept., Kentucky

Z

Zoneton Fire Protection District, Kentucky


AboutThe WHAS Crusade for Children

  • 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 and click on the ENDOWMENT button.

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.

$170 million raised for special needs children
In its first 63 years, the Crusade has raised more than $170 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 radio/telethon is held each year on the first full weekend in June and is aired on WHAS Radio (AM 840), WHAS-TV/DT (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. The WHAS Crusade for Children celebrated 50 years of changing children’s lives in 2003.

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.