The Circleville Fire Department’s employees will be at intersections this week for their annual Fill the Boot Campaign. The event will take place Friday through Sunday in Circleville.
The 65-year tradition of the Fill the Boot program is a collaboration between the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). In its first year in 1953, fire fighters in Boston raised $5,000 for MDA. Last year, more than $20 million was raised by fire fighters at more than 1,900 Fill the Boot events.
Funds raised through Fill the Boot drives help the MDA save lives and lift those up in need, by providing the MDA with vital resources and support, including state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers.