The Chattanooga Fire Department and Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association Local 820 are wrapping up their 2019 Fill the Boot fundraising campaign that raises funds to help transform the lives of children and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases.
More than 340 dedicated firefighters will have boots in hand asking pedestrians and motorists to help them by making a donation to MDA on Sept. 12, 13, and 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the following locations:
Quint 1- 4th Street & Mable Street
Ladder 1- Main St. & Central
Squad 1- Broad St. & Aquarium Way
Quint 3- Entrance of Walmart & Cummings Road
Engine 4- Dodson Ave & Wilcox Boulevard
Engine 5- Main Street & Willow Street
Ladder 5- Bailey Ave & Willow Street
Quint 6- Bonny Oaks Drive & Highway 58
Quint 7- Lee Highway & Relocation Way (Food City)
Squad 7- Jenkins Road (intersection by Tiger Mart)
Quint 8- Shallowford Road & Hamilton Place Boulevard
Engine 9- Rossville Boulevard & Dodds Avenue
Quint 10- Wilder Street & Dodson Avenue
Engine 11- North Point Road & Hixon Pike
Engine 12- Frazier Avenue and Forrest Avenue
Quint 13- Greenway View Drive & Brainerd Road
Squad 13- Igou Gap Road & Gunbarrel Road
Quint 14- St. Elmo Avenue & 38th Street
Engine 15- Moore Road & Shallowford Road
Quint 16- Lupton Drive & Hixson Pike
Quint 17- Mountain Creek Road & Signal Mountain Boulevard
Quint 19- North Point Road & Hixson Pike
Squad 19- North Point Road & Hixson Pike
Squad 20- Brown Ferry Road & Cummings Road
Quint 21- E. Brainerd Road & Graysville Road (Walmart parking lot)
Engine 22- Walmart entrance and exit behind Chik-Fil-A on Highway 153
“Firefighters have taken part in MDA’s Fill the Boot tradition for 65 years and we are grateful for the dedication and support of the members of the Chattanooga Fire Department and Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association Local 820 for their partnership and going above and beyond the call of duty to support the MDA community, “said Regional Manager of Firefighter Partnerships, Holly Carroll.
Funds raised through 2019 Fill the Boot events empower families with life-enhancing resources and support that open new possibilities and maximize independence so they can experience the world without any limits, said officials. Contributions have helped fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers, including the MDA Care Center at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. They also help send local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at Camp Widjiwagan, located in South Nashville on Percy Priest Lake – all at no cost to their families.
No streets and/or intersections will be closed during the event.