Devine firefighters support MDA with annual Fill the Boot Drive May 4

Cayden and Haylee Scott, children of Devine VFD Chief Robert Scott, want you to help Devine VFD Fill the Boot on Saturday, May 4!

DEVINE, TX — The Devine Fire Department is showing its support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger.
Continuing a more than 60 year tradition, dedicated firefighters from Devine Fire Department will hit the streets or storefronts with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make a donation to MDA on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the intersection of Highway 173 and 132.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Devine Fire Department for another year of Fill the Boot to help provide the funds needed to find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility,” said Fundraising Coordinator, Elizabeth Rae. “The dedication of these firefighters to MDA’s mission is unwavering, spending countless hours both with Fill the Boot and MDA Summer Camp to care for the kids and adults in Devine. We know that their devotion to our families will make this year’s drive a success.”
Funds raised through Devine’s Fill the Boot event in 2019 empower families who inspire everyday Americans to help kids and adults with Muscular dystrophy and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger, displaying how we all can truly live unlimited no matter what limits we may face.
Contributions also help fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers, including the MDA Care Center at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX and the pediatric MDA Care Center at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, TX. They also help send more than 45 local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at Camp Aranzazu in Port Aransas, TX – all at no cost to their families.
In addition to Fill the Boot drives, firefighter contributions from year-round local events, including help support MDA’s efforts to raise awareness and provide professional and public education about neuromuscular diseases.
About MDA
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases; caring for individuals from day one; and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.
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