May 30, 2012 - 9am
Tallahassee firefighters will be on busy street corners this week collecting money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
They will be collecting donations as part of their annual "Fill the Boot" drive today through Friday.
We caught up with them on the corner of Thomasville Road and Village Square Boulevard this morning. They had to pack up and go in a hurry when an emergency call came in.
Money collected in the boots will be donated to MDA during its annual Labor Day Telethon.
Tallahassee Professional Firefighters #2339 and Tallahassee Fire Department will kick off its "Fill the Boot" drive to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Chief Cindy Dick, Union President Jarvis Bedford, Public Information Officer Mike Bellamy and MDA Coordinator Anthony Espinosa will continue the longstanding tradition of putting the first dollar bill into the fire boot to signal the beginning of the Boot drive. The event will begin on May 30th, Wednesday from 11:00-11:30 am at TFD Station #1 at 327 N. Adams St. Tallahassee, FL 32301.
The ceremony will signal the beginning of Tallahassee's "Fill the Boot" drive, which will take place Wednesday, May 30, through Friday, June 1. Members of the Tallahassee Fire Department will collect donations from passersby at various road intersections around Tallahassee to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Funds raised by the firefighters give MDA, a voluntary health agency, the means to continue providing direct services, research and professional and public health education to children and adults with neuromuscular diseases in Northwest Florida and Southwest Georgia. The International Association of Fire Fighters has been contributing to the organization in various capacities since 1954.