FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): During this year’s three day “Fill the Boot” campaign to help raise money and awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Fort Wayne Firefighters raised a record breaking $98,045.00.
Fort Wayne Firefighters have collected more donations than any other fire department in the state. This year, when the total was announced Randy Zion, Fort Wayne Fire Department Firefighter and IAFF Local 124 MDA Chairman was ecstatic but not surprised.
“Every year during the ‘Fill the Boot’ we are humbled by the generosity and support the community gives us during the campaign. We hope that each citizen who donates drives away with the same sense we have while we are collecting – when you work together the effort can and does make a difference. I would like to personally thank everyone for their efforts. This record breaking collection emphasises the continued dedication and commitment the Fort Wayne Firefighters and the community has toward MDA’s mission.”