Plano firefighters surpassed last year’s record collections by more than $12,000 during their Fill the Boot campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association last month.
At today’s Fill the Boot check presentation, Plano Firefighters Local 2149 Vice President Wesley Holland presented the MDA with a check for $215,000, the amount surpassing last year’s collection of $202,000. Plano firefighters collected for MDA Monday, May 14 through Saturday, May 19 at various intersections in the city. The funds collected go directly to the MDA to help families living with muscular dystrophy and related diseases through research, care, services, and support. The check presentation was held at Plano’s Fire Station 8 today so that the firefighters at Station 8 on C shift could be recognized for collecting the largest amount of all Plano fire crews. In two days, the firefighters at 8C collected $22,316.