News release from the Fort Wayne Fire Department:
Another Successful MDA “Fill the Boot” Campaign
Fort Wayne Firefighters Raise Money and Awareness for MDA
(August 31, 2012) – The Fort Wayne community has once again assisted the Fort Wayne Firefighter’s effort to “Fill the Boot”, an annual campaign designed to raise money and awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). During this year’s three day effort (August 23-25), the community once again responded raising $81,021.30.
This year, when the last penny was counted and 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 â€˜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 we make a difference.”
Today, Captain Zion along with Fire Police City County Federal Credit Union representative Marla Esterline, presented the local MDA Executive Director Ashley Zumstein with the donation.
“Collecting over $80k in three short days is truly amazing. Zion added, “On behalf of IAFF Local 124 and the Fort Wayne Fire Department I would like to personally thank everyone for their efforts. This collection emphasises the continued dedication and commitment the firefighters and the community have toward MDA’s mission.”