Columbia Firefighters fill boots for good cause - DatelineCarolina

Columbia Firefighters fill boots for good cause

The Columbia Fire Department is raising money at sixteen different locations including the intersection of Huger and Blossom. The Columbia Fire Department is raising money at sixteen different locations including the intersection of Huger and Blossom.
Fire Fighters collected spare change from passer buyers. Fire Fighters collected spare change from passer buyers.

By: Amanda Bishop

Columbia Firefighters are taking off their boots to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

This is the 60th year the two organization have paired up to raise money to help find a cure for the disease. 

Efforts increased in the late 90's when one of the department's own, Tyler McEntire, was diagnosed with MD.

"We have been putting all of our efforts in his honor to raise the money to support MDA and the camps that support the young kids who are going through this horrible disease," says department spokesman Brick Lewis.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for MD. The association relies mainly on donations from individuals and organizations.

The Columbia Fire Department hopes to surpass last years total of $132,000 raised.

The Boot Drive will be held Wednesday, March 19- Friday March 21 from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm at sixteen different intersections including Assembly and Gervais, Huger and Blossom and Devine and Harden.

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