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2021 WHAS Crusade for Children raises thousands of dollars in Meade County


Newsroom Coordinator

The 2021 68th annual WHAS Crusade for Children was a great success, bringing in thousands of dollars for agencies, schools, and hospitals that make life better for children with special needs.

In Meade County, the Ekron Fire Department collected $25,000; the Flaherty Fire Department collected $32,866.37; the Meade County Fire Department collected $6,361.40; the Muldraugh Fire Department collected $3,806.96; and the Payneville Fire Department collected $12,264.63.

“The WHAS Crusade for Children continues to be a great demonstration of caring and coming together for the greater purpose of helping children with special needs. After an especially tough year with significant losses, we are amazed by the dedication of the firefighters and volunteers. A huge thank you to all who gave, the firefighters who worked tirelessly to collect, and the dedicated volunteers. Every penny really makes a difference, and we are so grateful for the continued generosity of this community,” said WHAS Crusade for Children President & CEO Dawn Lee.

Since 1954, the Crusade has raised a cumulative total of $200 million.