The 66th WHAS Crusade for Children was a success for students who require special needs in Hardin County Schools and in the Kentuckiana area.
HCS Director of Special Education Kim Adkins was notified last week by WHAS Crusade for Children officials that the district will receive a $67,500 grant from the organization.
“We are ecstatic after hearing this wonderful news,” Adkins said. “Special needs students in our district will greatly benefit from the generosity of the WHAS Crusade for Children and those who donate to it. There are thousands of dedicated WHAS Crusade for Children volunteers and donors right here in Hardin County that work tremendously hard. They have a firm grasp on the knowledge that the money they contribute and raise will come back to the children in our communities. We are truly grateful.”
Adkins said the money will be used to purchase assisistive technology devices, fine-motor and visual-motor support devices, sensory materials, classroom curriculum materials, speech and language pathology materials, social skills curriculum materials and literacy materials for special needs students and classrooms across the district.
Nearly $138,000 was raised by Hardin County firefighters, businesses, individuals, organizations and agencies. The 2019 WHAS Crusade for Children raised approximately $5.6 million that will be dispersed to organizations that help special needs children and their families in Kentucky and southern Indiana.