Record Staff Report
Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville contributed $273,613 to the 66th WHAS Crusade for Children, topping the list of organizations and companies that contribute to the annual telethon.
Parishioners helped the telethon reach $5,690,000, surpassing its 2018 total.
A second collection to benefit the children’s charity was held June 1 and 2 in parishes around the archdiocese.
During the 2019 collection, the top three parish collections in Jefferson County came from St. Michael Church, which collected $20,399; Holy Trinity Church with $15,875; and St. Martha Church with $11,190.
The top three contributors outside of Jefferson County were St. James Church in Elizabethtown, Ky., with $7,465; Immaculate Conception Church in La Grange, Ky., with $7,463; and Holy Trinity Church in Springfield, Ky., with $4,381.
St. Lawrence Church, whose total collection was incorrect in the announcement during the telethon, contributed $4,214.57.
Additional parish donations are expected to be received over the next several weeks.
In addition to contributing to the campaign, the Archdiocese of Louisville is among the recipients of past Crusade grants. The archdiocese has used the funds to purchase software and devices designed to aid children with hearing loss, sensory issues and other challenges.