DuPont Firefighters extend a great thank you to the citizens and visitors of the City of DuPont for their generous donations to make this year’s Fill the Boot campaign the most successful in DuPont yet. The money raised goes to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to help local kids and adults with neuromuscular diseases. Over $12,000 was collected this year.
Firefighters from DuPont and Fort Lewis stood at two intersections within the City to raise money for the campaign. Last year DuPont Fire raised $8,722 for MDA. They more than exceeded their goal this year thanks to the generous donators. DuPont Fire would like to thank the City of DuPont, Fort Lewis Fire Department and IAFF Local F283 for their support in making this year’s campaign such a success. Fill the Boot events throughout the South Puget Sound will contribute more than $200,000 to these services this year alone.
The partnership between MDA and firefighters has been a tradition for 53 years. Firefighters join together, raising millions yearly nationwide becoming MDA’s number one non-corporate contributor. The MDA of the South Puget Sound serves approximately 1,100 adults and children with neuromuscular diseases including ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). MDA works in this community to combat 43 muscular diseases through programs and medical services and clinical care at Providence Hospital in Olympia, a local children’s summer camp at Camp Seymour in Gig Harbor, and widespread professional and public health education.
DuPont Fire Prevention Specialist