Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Greendale Fire Fighters Fit $9,000 into Their Fire Boots

Greendale Local #1777 and MDA would like to thank Greendale residents, motorists and pedestrians for their generous donations  

GREENDALE, Wis., July 18, 2011— The Greendale Fire Department fought more than fire last week when they joined in the battle against neuromuscular disease.
The fire fighters removed their boots at the intersection of 76th St. and Grange Ave. and collected money from motorists and pedestrians for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual Fill-the Boot fundraiser. During the July 15-16 collection, the Fire Department raised $8,906.

All donations will benefit local MDA clients and finance services like sending children and young adults to MDA Summer Camp in Kenosha County, support groups, clinic visits at Children’s and Froedtert Hospitals, and wheelchair purchases and repairs.

MDA and Greendale Local #1777 would like to thank the local motorists and Greendale residents for their generous support and donations.

The annual Fill the Boot campaign is a national program supported by fire departments across North America. Last year, Wisconsin fire fighters raised $600,000 for MDA.

MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat more than 43 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services and far-reaching professional and public health education.  For more information about MDA’s programs and services, call (262) 432-7992.

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