Firefighters ask for public to ‘Fill the Boot’ this weekend

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Fire fighters will be out on the streets of Shreveport, Bossier City,Haughton, Natchitoches, and East Texas asking motorists to help “Fill the Boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy

Association beginning Friday, August 29 and will continue through Labor Day.

Every dollar that passing motorists can pitch into the fire fighters’ boots helps local fire fighters provide medical treatment and support services to individuals and their families served by MDA and living with neuromuscular diseases.

Fire fighters will collect at varying intersections starting Friday, August 30 through Sunday, September 1.

Members of Local 632 of the International Association of Fire Fighters have supported MDA for many decades.

The tradition to hit the streets Labor Day Weekend coincides with MDA’s Show of Strength Telethon which airs this Sunday, September 1st at 8 p.m on KSLA 3.

All fire companies will be in service and available for calls as necessary.

Funds from the Fill the Boot campaign help support MDA’s mission of finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and related diseases by funding unparalleled worldwide research. Locally the funds will impact some 900 families registered with Ark La Tex district

through services like—outpatient clinics at the LSU Healthcare Network, Rapides General, and St. Francis

Medical Center, support groups, equipment assistance and Summer Camp.