From June 21-23 and June 28-30, Southlake firefighters will be spotted at street intersections throughout the City with a boot in hand, greeting motorists, and asking for donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
According to Assistant Fire Marshal Kelly Clements, Southlake’s Fire Services hopes to exceed last year’s fundraising amount this year. With the generous support of Southlake residents, Southlake’s two fire stations raised nearly $25,000 in donations last year, an amount that was twice the amount fundraised in 2009.
“Even though Southlake’s firefighters will be working under a scorching sun, our firefighters will march on knowing the funds they raise will make a tremendous difference in the lives of others,” stated Clements.
The efforts of Southlake’s firefighters are part of a national, nearly 60 year old “Fill the Boot” fundraising campaign sponsored by the International Association of Fire Fighters. The funds that are raised through this campaign are used to fund research to find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy and related diseases. Campaign donations are also used to support a national network of MDA medical clinics, summer camps, and to help families purchase wheelchairs, leg braces and other equipment.
For more information about “Fill the Boot” in Southlake, please contact Renni Burt at 817-748-8106.