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AFD Fill the Boot Campaign Breaks Records

Members of the Amarillo Fire Department and the Professional Fire Fighters Local 542 raised a record-breaking $60,595 during the recent Fill the Boot fundraiser.

The fundraiser, which benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association, has been a tradition for over 60 years. Firefighters from across the country participate in the fundraiser to help support the MDA.

The MDA issued a statement thanking Amarillo firefighters and Amarillo residents for helping to support the fundraiser.

"The fire fighters of Amarillo Fire Department and Profession Fire Fighters Association Local 542 have once again shown their immense dedication and care for MDA’s families during this year’s Fill the Boot campaign," said Amarillo Area Director, Chelsea Nichols. "This year’s Fill the Boot was a success and we are grateful for the generosity of those in the Amarillo community who have helped individuals with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases truly live unlimited."

The fundraiser took place April 19th and 20th.

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