Fill the Boot Returns to Antioch to Raise Funds for Muscular Dystrophy Association

Antioch Mayor Sean Wright and Local 1230 President Vince Wells kick off Fill the Boot. Photo by CONFIRE

Fill the Boot is returning to Contra Costa County and will be in Antioch Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the intersection of Somersville and Delta Fair.

Firefighters will also be in Walnut Creek on Friday at the intersection of Ygnacio Valley Blvd. and North California Blvd.

For 60 years, Fill the Boot has been a fire fighter tradition – giving families affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases hope for the future and support for the present.

Every year your local firefighters dedicate their time off from work to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Fill the Boot charity drive. Throughout the year, and across the nation, firefighters dressed in their firefighting gear ask for donations from drivers on street corners and intersections while holding up their firefighter boots.

This year is no different and the first Fill the Boot charity drive will be on Friday, May 12th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Orinda, Walnut Creek, and Antioch.

A second charity drive will be announced later in the year. Firefighters from many local fire agencies including the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, Pinole Fire Department, Rodeo-Hercules Fire District, El Cerrito Fire Department and the Kensington Fire Protection District will spend their day at the 3 locations raising money through donations from people like you.

In Contra Costa County alone, there are over 262 families who directly benefit from the efforts of your local firefighters and the generous donations by members of the community. In the last 5 years our organization alone has raised over $272,000 for the MDA! This is an incredible accomplishment and we are thankful for everyone who generously donates money. Thank you!

If you are unable to donate on the specific event days you can also now donate online through the secure page here.

For more information here is a quick 15 second PSA.

MDA is a nonprofit dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. MDA also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.