Stories tagged with: Fill the Boot

May 31, 2013 - 4:00pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

It's that time of year again and Zanesville fire fighters need your help filling the boot to raise money for people diagnosed with neuromuscular diseases.

"Last Saturday we were at Bell Street and made about $4,100 which is about half of what we normally make because we're normally on Bell and Maple but we're just going to be on the side streets this year and instead of Friday and Saturday, we're doing three consecutive Saturday's," said John Fisk, a firefighter with the...

May 17, 2013 - 4:25pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

The annual fundraiser benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association, an organization dedicated to helping people who suffer from neuromuscular diseases. The money raised also gives kids the opportunity to go to camp, have wheelchairs and any other changes they might need in the home.

"We'll be starting tomorrow at 10 O'clock on Bell Street and then on June 1st we will be on Zane Street, then on June 15th we'll be on Military," said Anthony Shriver of the Zanesville Fire...

May 8, 2012 - 4:29am
2 years 16 weeks ago

Zanesville Firefighters collect almost two hundred more dollars than last year during their "Fill the Boot" campaign

The two day event raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. This year Local 88 Co-Chair Gale Law said firefighters collected $13,365 from local citizens a $500 donation from the Kohl's A-Team.

Law said he greatly appreciates the community's support their effort to keep this tradition alive to support the MDA.

May 4, 2012 - 12:59pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

The boots of Zanesville Firefighters are filling up with funds to help fight Muscular Dystrophy.

Zanesville Fire Department Local 88 is spending time Friday collecting currency from traffic on Maple Avenue. The money raised goes to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The goal is to raise $15,000.

"People are just so wonderful," said Co-chair Gale Law. "I'm seeing a lot of bigger bills and people dumping all kinds of money in the boot. We're going to do real...

May 2, 2012 - 4:40pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

Zanesville fire fighters are volunteering their time to fight against Muscular Dystrophy, and you can help...

The annual "Fill the Boot" fundraiser will take place on Friday, May 4 from 10am to 4pm. Fire fighters will be stationed on Maple Avenue and Bell Street, collecting money from passers-by.

"This is our big fundraiser. This is the thing that we help with every year. It's really big in the fire department realm. In the state last year, we collected over 600,...

August 12, 2011 - 4:07pm
3 years 3 weeks ago

At the corner of Zane Street and Underwood Traffic slowed down - but only for a minute.

Zanesville Fire Fighters waved down passing vehicles asking them to help "Fill the Boot." This is the second time in recent weeks the crew has hit the street to raise money and awareness of the disease through the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Two weeks ago they raised more than $6,900. Today, they hope to beat that amount - raising a total of $15,000.

"It's a tough goal,...

July 29, 2011 - 5:05pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

Zanesville fire fighters took time out Friday to help fight muscular dystrophy.

Firemen were stationed on Maple Avenue and Bell Street for their annual "Fill The Boot" fundraiser to raise awareness of the disease through the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

"They're reaching in their ashtrays, their pockets, their wallets, they are doing a great job, we're filling boots like crazy," said Gale Law, Local 88 MDA Chairperson.

Law says Zanesville is one of...

July 27, 2011 - 10:58am
3 years 5 weeks ago

Muscular Dystrophy is what causes weakness and loss of muscle tissue that grows worse overtime.

To help fight the disease Zanesville Firefighters will volunteer their time to collect spare change or dollar bills in order to "Fill the Boot." No gift is too small.

"We see people reach in and pull out their last ten cents and apologize for it because that's all they had," said Gale Law the MD Chair for Local 88. "We take whatever anyone wants to put in...

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