Mishawaka fireighters are bringing out the boots to collect money

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

MISHAWAKA, Ind.--- The Mishawaka Fire Department is filling boots to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

This year marks the 60th anniversary the firefighters have worked with M.D.A., and today they held a "Boot Kick-Off" to celebrate.

To date, the International Association of Fire Fighters has raised nearly $530 million.

The money helps send children with muscular dystrophy to camps for free.

Chief Dale Freeman started things off right with the first donation to the cause.

“Wonderful effort.” said Freeman. “They take time out of their day. We thank the public but it's the firefighters out there working the street corners that make this a success.”

Firefighters will be collecting on August 15 and 29, at the intersections of Church and Main, and also Main and Edison Lakes Parkway.

“All the firefighters are going to be collecting on duty,” said James Elliot, the president of Mishawaka Fire Fighters Local 360. “It makes us proud we can help people out more than just an emergency situation. We want to do everything we can do to find a cure for MD.”

They will also add a third date at some point in August.

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