In these last couple of months, it hasn’t been rare to see firefighters on the streets, but today the Ammon Fire Department was out and about for a different reason.
They teamed up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Idaho to help raise awareness and money for this disease.
The event is called “Fill up the Boot” and that’s exactly what they’re doing.
From early this morning until 7:30 tonight (and tomorrow) the Ammon Fire Department will be on the corner of Hitt and 17th collecting donations.
“What’s really amazing about this program is the money they’re raising, is benefitting families here in southern Idaho, so it helps send kids with muscle diseases to summer camp, it pays for clinics and support groups, and most importantly, it gives families hope through research for a cure someday” said Fundraising Coordinator Lisa Knapp.
Last year the Ammon Fire Department raised over $22,000…they hope to be able to beat that number this year.