Columbus fire hits streets for good cause

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Teams of fire fighters from Columbus Local 67 will fan out across the city Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 with boots in hand, as they kick-oo their annual Fill-the-Boot fund-raising campaign for children and adults with muscle wasting diseases.

Committed to the eradication of neuromuscular diseases, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters (OAPFF) are longtime friends and supporters of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Fill-the-Boot drives are the primary means by which the IAFF has collected nearly $300 million for MDA since 1954 thanks to caring and generous citizens.

This is the 17th year OAPFF members in Columbus will hit the streets to bring help and hope to “Jerry Kid’s.”

In 2006, OAPFF fire fighters in Columbus raised over $121,000 one boot at a time, bringing thier total collected in Columbus since 1991 to $985,000. With a goal to raise over $160,000 this year, is 2007 going to be the Million Dollar Year for Columbus Local 67?

More than 900 fire fighters from 33 stations are expected to take part in this year’s drive. Look for them around town, at various intersections throughout

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