Marion County Firefighters "Pass The Boot", looking to make a difference
Â It's the Marion County Fire Department's way of making a difference: A cause they've supported for years. You see them out on the streets every June, hoping to fill their boots for muscular dystrophy.
Â Lieutenant John Asbell has been participating in "Fill The Boot" for the last 7 years.Â He says it's a cause heÂ strongly believesÂ in, and is always impressed with the community's support.Â Asbell says some citizens stuffed 100 dollar bills into the boot this year.Â
Â Firefighters braved the heat in fullÂ uniform, sweating bulletsÂ for this cause.Â They sayÂ it was a complete success.Â They're hoping to top last year's total of 35-thousand dollars.
"Every year we try to beat the last.Â Hopefully we can get a little bit above that this year and keep going up the next year," says Lieutenant Asbell.
Â On an international level,Â the "Fill The Boot" campaign has raised more than 200 million dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy AssociationÂ in the last 50 years.
Â Â Thalia Hayden, WCJB TV 20 News.
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