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Firefighters Given the Boot (to fill)

October 8, 2008 ·

Riverside firefighters literally have some awfully big boots to fill, and will be stationed at three city intersections from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (October 8, 9, 10) soliciting donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

“The helmeted firefighters are asking people at the intersections to drop whatever they can afford into the boots,” said Tim Strack, president of Riverside City Firefighters, Local 1067, which is organizing the effort with the city.  “We’re going to try to raise $50,000 over these three days.”

This fill-the-boot fundraising effort is part of a national campaign to aid MDA, and the firefighters will be stationed at the following intersections October 8-10 from 8 a.m. to noon:

  • University Avenue and Lime Street
  • Magnolia and Central Avenues
  • Tyler Street and Magnolia Avenue

For more information, call fire department coordinator Dave Hernandez at (909) 229-9207.


2 Responses to “Firefighters Given the Boot (to fill)”

  1. Sara on October 9th, 2008 3:35 pm

    One time I pulled up to the intersection and saw “firefighters” asking for money to go in the boot…I thought is was a scam! Thanks for letting people know that this event is legit!

  2. April Glatzel on October 10th, 2008 8:28 am

    Too often there are people ‘scamming’ for money, thereby making it suspicious for legitimate organizations to raise money for a good cause. I’m heading out to run some errands and plan on driving a bit out of my way to donate to the firefighters today! Hope all who are reading this have, or will, donate to the firefighters because today is the last day of their fundraising efforts.