The Chattanooga Fire Department and Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association Local 820 will be showing their continued support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to raise funds to help transform the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases.
The longstanding tradition of live Fill the Boot events was paused during the pandemic, but members from the Chattanooga Fire Department and Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association Local 820 will have boots in hand once again asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make a donation to MDA on Oct. 28, 29 and 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day at the following locations:
Market Street & Main Street Lupton Drive & Hixson Pike
Main Street & Central Mountain Creek Road & Signal Mountain Blvd
Broad Street & Aquarium Way North Point Road & Hixson Pike
Entrance of Walmart & Cummings Road Brown Ferry Road & Cummings Road
Dodson Avenue & Wilcox Boulevard St. Elmo Avenue & 38th Street
Main Street & Willow Street Bailey Avenue & Willow Street
Bonny Oaks Drive & Highway 58
Lee Highway & Relocation Way (Food City)
Jenkins Road (intersection by Tiger Mart)
Shallowford Road & Hamilton Place Boulevard
Rossville Boulevard & Dodds Avenue
Wilder Street & Dodson Avenue
Frazier Avenue & Forrest Avenue
Greenway View Drive & Brainerd Road
Igou Gap Road & Gunbarrel Road
Moore Road & Shallowford Road
Gunbarrel & East Brainerd Road (Halloween Express parking lot)
Walmart Entrance and Exit behind Chik-Fil-A on Highway 153
No streets and/or intersections will be closed during the event.
Individuals and local businesses can also support the campaign online using the link https://filltheboot.donordrive.com/team/Chatt.
"The members of the Chattanooga Fire Department and Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association Local 820 display an unwavering support for MDA year after year, raising critical funds and awareness to help our families get the care they need," says Holly Carroll, regional director for Muscular Dystrophy Association. "We are so thankful for their continued commitment to cure neuromuscular disease and for their willingness to protect everyone on the frontlines in our community.”
"Funds raised through the Fill the Boot event in 2021 will help the MDA save lives and lift those up in need, by providing the MDA with vital resources to advance their mission of driving innovations in science and care for the neuromuscular community. Contributions have helped fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and MDA Care Centers," officials said.
“Our personnel are excited to ;Fill the Boot' in person this year,” Fire Chief Phil Hyman said. “This is an annual fundraiser our personnel enjoy and look forward to because Fill the Boot supports the important work of MDA.”