Dallas Fire-Rescue “Fills the Boot” to the tune of $518,000
Dallas Fire-Rescue (DFR) added an act of charity to its otherwise non-stop 24 hour cycle of shifts April 13 through 15. This act only required a single boot and a smile, and the outcome directly benefited the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to the tune of $517,974.
2016 marked the 42nd year that DFR converged on designated intersections throughout Dallas to raise money for muscular dystrophy research.
“There’s no doubt that firefighters their best ‘boot’ forward during this year’s campaign,” said DFR Public Information Officer Jason Evans. “Although we were unable to meet our goal, the nearly $518,000 collected will directly help those truly in need, and we really want to thank all that donated.”
Of note, DFR Station No. 43 single-handedly collected over $35,000 over three shifts and the professionals of the Fire Prevention and Investigations Bureau contributed over $6,500 in collections.