Albuquerque firefighters will be working to fill up some boots over the holiday week.
The Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 244 will be participating the the annual Fill the Boot campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The fundraisers supports MDA’s vision to accelerate research, advance care and advocate for support of MDA families.
From Thursday, Sept. 1, to Wednesday, Sept. 7, firefighters will be at storefronts around the city, boots in hand, asking for donations. Storefronts include Walmart, Smith’s, Walgreens, John Brooks and Silver Street Market.
Since 1954, the program has raised more than $679 million with the help of more than 300,000 firefighters nationwide.