MFD celebrates lengthy partnership, relaunch Fill the Boot - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

MFD celebrates lengthy partnership, relaunch Fill the Boot campaign

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The Montgomery Fire Department and Muscular Dystrophy Association is celebrating its 60-year partnership during their annual Fill the Boot campaign.

A special event will be held to celebrate the partnership that has lasted for 60 years, and has helped benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease.

The Montgomery Fire Department started their 2014 Fill the Boot campaign in April, and are now relaunching it beginning on Saturday.

Firefighters can be seen around Montgomery at retailers including Lowes, Winn-Dixie, Eastdale Mall, and Wal-Mart.

"Throughout 2014, MDA and fire fighters are celebrating 60 years of proud partnership, joined together in the fight against life-threatening muscle disease," said Angie Jordin, Executive Director of MDA. "Fire fighters do more for MDA and the families we serve than any other group. In the Montgomery area, they spend countless hours every year participating in Fill the Boot drives and at MDA Summer Camp. We're grateful for the support of these inspiring, selfless individuals who have made a profound impact on our families' health, well being and quality of life."

More than 400 members of the Montgomery Fire and Rescue will be stationed around the city with boots in hand for this year's drive.

Copyright 2014 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Facebook: We're better at policing nudity than hate speech

    Facebook: We're better at policing nudity than hate speech

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-05-15 14:17:56 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 5:03 AM EDT2018-05-21 09:03:29 GMT
    For hate speech, Facebook's human reviewers and computer algorithms identified just 38 percent of the violations. (Source: Pixabay)For hate speech, Facebook's human reviewers and computer algorithms identified just 38 percent of the violations. (Source: Pixabay)

    Facebook report reveals its screening system is better at detecting some forms of offensive content than others.

    More >>

    Facebook report reveals its screening system is better at detecting some forms of offensive content than others.

    More >>
  • NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:51:57 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 5:02 AM EDT2018-05-21 09:02:43 GMT
    (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.More >>
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.More >>
  • Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:31 AM EDT2018-05-20 05:31:13 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 5:02 AM EDT2018-05-21 09:02:41 GMT
    (Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...(Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...

    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

    More >>

    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly