Ladies, you may want to find reasons to run errands at Carlmont Shopping Center on Thursday morning, as the Belmont firefighters will be out of their trucks and standing at the intersection of Ralston and Alameda--boots in hand.
Throughout the Bay Area, firefighters will be hitting the streets to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as part of the annual “Fill the Boot Campaign”.
According to Capt. Pat Halleran of the Belmont Police Dept., between 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m, firefighters will be collecting donations for the MDA at the corner of Alameda de las Pulgas and Ralston Avenue. To contribute, look for a firefighter with boot in hand, roll down your car window and toss a donation into the boot.
100% of donations collected will be used by the MDA to fund services for patients and families suffering from any one of 43 neuromuscular diseases in the Bay Area. MDA provides medical clinics, support groups, summer camps, and various other services to patients and their families.
The “Fill the Boot” campaign is one of the primary ways fire fighters raise money for MDA. The Belmont Fire Department is a top earner in the campaign, raising $3,000.00 last year.
"Come by this Thursday and fill the boots of your local Belmont firefighters at the intersection of Ralston Ave & Alameda de las Pulgas. Together we can all help fight muscle disease!" said Halleran.