Fill The Boot Campaign

by Katie Donovan on September 19, 2014 at 6:37 am

The Zanesville Fire Department collected donations for a great cause Friday.

The annual Fill the Boot campaign took place at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Bell from 10AM to 3PM. Zanesville fire fighters stood in the street with boots and took donations from passing drivers for Muscular Dystrophy. Muscular Dystrophy Association Coordinator for Local 88 Anthony Shriver says what they do is all about the kids.

"It’s all about the kids. That’s kind of everyone’s motto. When you go and you actually get to spend time with the kids at the camps and things it really means a lot to come out on the street and raise money for them."

Shriver says they hope to raise $7,000 to $8,000 dollars for the cause. He told us the importance of these events is giving someone else the ability to enjoy life.

"Providing for those who are less fortunate. Giving them the ability to come out and enjoy life, whether it be with a wheelchair or wheelchair ramp, van access, and this money also goes for their camp just north of Columbus, they get to spend a week, swimming biking, canoeing, things that we get to do and take for granted and they’re actually assigned a counselor for that week and they get to take part in those things."

If you missed Friday’s Fill the Boot event, the Zanesville Fire Department will be taking donations Saturday, September 19 at the intersection of Zane and Underwood. You can find them there between 10AM and 3PM.