Local Fire Fighters “Fill the Boot”

by Jennifer Bullock on May 2, 2012 at 5:01 am

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 600,000 dollars," said Muscular Dystrophy Association Local 88 Chairperson Gale Law.

ZFD is hoping to raise 15,000 dollars this year. But Law said any money given is appreciated.

"Well we encourage people, even if where we are is not on their normal route, we’d appreciate if they drive by. We don’t care what they throw in. Clean out your ashtrays, your consoles. We’ve taken a few pennies from people because that’s all they had… We’ll do that."

The fundraiser will also take place on Saturday, May 5th from 10 until 4 at Zane and Underwood Streets.