Alexandrians are likely to see more firefighters on the streets next week as the Alexandria Fire Department (AFD) launches its “Fill the Boot” campaign to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
Muscular dystrophy is a genetic disease that causes the progressive loss of muscle mass. The campaign is an annual fundraiser for the AFD, raising money for treatment and other forms of support for those dealing with muscular dystrophy.
“Between 2015 and 2019, AFD has raised more than $230,000 for MDA, and the goal this year is to raise $50,000,” AFD said in a press release. “Every boot drive helps families with muscular dystrophy in your community by funding research for new treatments, supporting MDA Care Centers, and sending kids to MDA Summer Camp.”
The campaign is set for Tuesday, Aug. 30, Sept. 1-2, and Sept. 5-7.
This year, the campaign is a cooperative effort between on-duty AFD personnel, Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department personnel, off-duty volunteers, friends and family, and members of local labor organizations.
AFD said the campaign is scheduled to host fundraising efforts at:
- Van Dorn Street/Edsall Road
- Richmond Highway/East Glebe Road
- King Street/Quaker Lane/Braddock Road
- Washington Street/Slaters Lane OR King Street
- Duke Street/Patrick Street OR Henry Street
- Duke Street/Quaker Lane
Those interested in contributing can also do so online.
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