Loudoun County Fire and Rescue personnel have already started their annual “Fill-the-Boot” campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Members of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System and the Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association Local 3756 are collecting donations through Sept. 4 at various locations around the county.
Fill-the-Boot is a 60-year-old partnership between MDA and the International Association of Fire Fighters. The money goes to research and assistance for individuals suffering from neuromuscular disease, which can be an incredible financial burden on a family.
“All of our fire and rescue personnel are fully committed to this great cause and we appreciate the generosity of Loudoun County citizens that make this campaign a success,” System Chief Keith H. Johnson said. “Your donations are the true meaning of neighbors helping neighbors.”
All funds raised by Loudoun County firefighters assist local families affected by one of the 43 neuromuscular diseases.