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Firefighters want people to “fill the boot” in Great Falls on Saturday

Great Falls firefighters will be hitting the street on Saturday, October 13th, for the annual “Fill The Boot” fundraiser. They will be collecting money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

“Since 1954, the International Association of Fire Fighters has been involved with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. This is their biggest fundraiser of the year,” said Tucker Cook, MDA Boot Drive Coordinator.

Cook says since 1954, firefighters have helped raise more than $400 million dollars for the MDA.

All the money collected on Saturday will stay right here in Montana.

Not only will it be used for research, but the money will also help send kids to a week-long summer camp.

“They get a week away from their families and they get to be all together. It is a blast. They get to do ziplining, swimming, hiking, and other activities. A lot of the kids say that it is better Christmas. They look forward to it all year,” Cook said.

Cook says his favorite part is being able to hit the streets and see just how generous people in our community are when it comes to helping others.

Firefighters will be “filling the boot” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the intersection of 9th Street South and 10th Avenue South, and also at the intersection of Northwest Bypass and 3rd Street NW.

Margaret DeMarco

Margaret DeMarco

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