IAFF Fire Fighters Support Muscular Dystrophy Association with Annual Fill the Boot Drive

Fire fighters and MDA are counting on your support through our virtual Fill the Boot campaign during these challenging times

FILE PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Fire Department


For 66 years, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has collected critical funds in the community – one dollar at a time – as part of the Fill the Boot program. The South Pasadena Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 3657 will be continuing this long-standing tradition as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot program to raise critical funds to help transform the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases.

Donations help meet the urgent need for MDA’s Frontline COVID-19 Emergency Fund to continue services for more than 250,000 people living with neuromuscular diseases across the country.

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Dedicated fire fighters from South Pasadena Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 3657 will hit the South Pasadena Farmers Market with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make a donation to MDA on April 15th, 22nd, and 29th at 4pm-7pm at 905 Meridian Ave. and El Centro Street next to the Gold Line South Pasadena Station.

Individuals and local businesses can also support the campaign remotely by texting ‘BOOT’ to 24325 or donating online at filltheboot.donordrive.com

“South Pasadena Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 3657 displays an unwavering support for MDA year after year, raising critical funds and awareness to help our families get the care they need, We are so thankful for their continued commitment to cure neuromuscular diseases and to protect everyone on the frontlines in our community amid the pandemic,” says SPFD fire fighter/paramedic, Justin Miller. “Fire fighters will be taking extra precautions during the Fill the Boot program this year such as not handing out stickers to the public and wearing appropriate personal protective equipment to ensure the health and safety of all fire fighters and the public.”