Crusade Checks Distributed

By: Ashley Davidson
By: Ashley Davidson

"It's a unique organization. And we make sure children with special needs have what they need. We get it all funded," said Rebecca Jackson, CEO of the Crusade For Children.

It might just be a drop in a bucket for most people, but for the millions of children the Crusade for Children helps it is much more.

"That's been the beauty of the Crusade. Since 1954 when it started we have helped a child in every county in the state of Kentucky. A lot of people think oh Louisville but we have helped all over the state. Over three million children," Jackson said.

Jackson presented checks to Hart County Schools, the Caverna Independent School system and South Central Kentucky Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA received $10,000.

"CASA works with abused and neglected children. But children who have special needs are even more at risk then others of being abused and being re-abused," said Will Constable, executive director of CASA.

A panel of ministers decides who will be receiving the funds. They look at what the agency needs to help children with special needs and decide who needs it most. This year they raised over five million dollars and 100 percent of those donations will go to agencies around the state. While that may seem like a lot of money it's not much when it comes to helping those who need it most.

"We had almost 10 million dollars worth of requests from the agencies and only five million to give away," Jackson said.

Now the next time you make a drop in the bucket you'll know just how far it goes.

For more information on the WHAS Crusade for Children visit their website by clicking here.


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