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Posted on: August 2, 2022

IAFF Fire Fighters Support Muscular Dystrophy Association with Annual Fill the Boot Drive

Fire fighters from Stevens Point Local 484 will hit the streets with boots in hand asking pedestrians & motorists to make a donation to MDA on August 11 & 12, 1 pm - 5 pm, at the intersections of Main St. at Division S. & Clark St. at Division St.

IAFF 484 Firefighters Union LogoFor 67 years, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has collected critical funds in the community – one dollar at a time – as part of the Fill the Boot program. The Stevens Point Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 484 will continue this long-standing tradition as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot program to raise critical funds to help transform the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related muscle-debilitating diseases. Donations help MDA continue services for more than 250,000 people living with neuromuscular diseases across the country and help continue funding life-saving research.

“Stevens Point Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 484 displays an unwavering support for MDA year after year, raising critical funds and awareness to help our families get the care they need," says firefighter/paramedic Ethan Przybylski.  "We are so thankful for their continued commitment to cure neuromuscular diseases and to protect everyone on the front lines in our community amid the pandemic. Fire fighters will be taking extra precautions during the Fill the Boot program this year such as not handing out stickers to the public and wearing appropriate personal protective equipment to ensure the health and safety of all fire fighters and the public.”

Individuals and local businesses can also support the campaign remotely by texting "BOOT" to 24325 or donating online at https://filltheboot.donordrive.com/team/8284.

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