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District 28 firefighters collect more than $11,500 during annual ‘Fill the Boot’ effort

August 22, 2013 · Updated 12:19 PM
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Firefighters took to the streets of Enumclaw to “Fill the Boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association recently and raised more than $11,566 to help find treatments and cures for neuromuscular disease.

Members of Local 3931 of the International Association of Fire Fighters surpassed their annual fundraising pledge to support MDA’s vital research programs and the Association’s 200 medical clinics nationwide. They stood in Cole Street intersections to collect donations from passing motorists.

“We deeply appreciate the work firefighters in Enumclaw do for MDA,” said Executive Director Shelli Kind. “It does make a difference to all the people and families here who are living with muscle disease. They see these American heroes going out to support them, and it tells them they have strong partners standing by their side.”

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