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Fort Wayne firefighters raise money for NE Indiana MDA

Thursday Fort Wayne firefighters raised $7500 dollars for the Northeast Indiana Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Posted: Aug. 24, 2018 6:38 PM
Updated: Aug. 26, 2018 7:39 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Fort Wayne firefighters are getting a good amount of donations for this year's "Fill the Boots" campaign to benefit the Northeast Indiana Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Thursday was their first day and they raised $7500, but not nearly as much as they'd like.

This year, firefighters aren't allowed to stand in the streets to fund raise as they have in past years, which Battallion Chief Ron Meikle says won't allow them to make as much money as they could.

"We would still like to achieve that goal of 100,000 dollars and we'll do whatever we can," said Miekle.

Instead they will be positioned in front of some the following locations:

Apple Glen Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart Southeast on 27
Wal-Mart Lima Rd
Georges Int’l Grocery Broadway/Taylor
Krogers E. State
Marketplace of Canterbury
Jefferson Pointe Concert this evening 6/8 pm
Any FWFD Fire Station

The fire fighters still have to respond to emergency situations, so if you arrive at any of the locations to donate and no one is there, go to the nearest FWFD fire station.

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