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WHAS Crusade for Children awards 218 grants

One hundred percent of the money donated during the 66th telethon will help children with special needs.
Credit: John Holthaus

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Officials with the WHAS Crusade for Children say 218 agencies, schools and hospitals throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana are getting some great news.

One hundred percent of the money donated during the 66th telethon will help children with special needs.

The top three receiving money that help children are Norton Children’s Hospital with $600,000, UofL Pediatric $270,000 and Centerstone of Kentucky $140,000.

“We are so excited that Crusade 66 raised $5,690,000 which will be awarded in 218 grants this year. The board of ministers, rabbis and priests who make the funding allocations still had some difficult decisions because we had over $12 million in requests. They selected terrific projects and programs that will make life better for children with special needs across Kentucky and southern Indiana, ranging from small communication devices to large capital projects,” WHAS Crusade for Children President & CEO Dawn Lee said in a statement.

For a complete list of agencies receiving funds, click here.

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