LACoFD Participates in “Fill the Boot” Campaign

By July 6, 2018LACoFD News
Fill the Boot 2018

Fire personnel from each of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s 22 battalions participated with Local 1014 to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in the 2018 “Fill the Boot” campaign from June 28-30, 2018.

“It’s the least that we can do…spend an hour, each crew coming out here trying to get donations,” said Fire Fighter Michael Toepfer in an interview with KHTS-FM 98.1.

Over the past few years, the Department’s participation has helped to raised millions of dollars for the MDA of Los Angeles. Proceeds from the campaign help to fund services that assist individuals living with muscle diseases, including health care clinics at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the University of California, Los Angeles; repairs for wheelchairs, leg braces and communications devices; MDA Summer Camp; and research projects that aim to find causes and cures for more than 40 neuro-muscular diseases.