West Sprinfield firefighters “fill the boot” for MDA

Firefighters carried a boot to cars during red lights on Riverdale Street

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Firefighters were once again out in traffic for a cause in West Springfield Friday. It was the annual “Fill The Boot” campaign.

west side fill bootEvery year, just after Memorial Day, West Springfield firefighters carrying boots approach drivers stopped for red lights on Riverdale Street. The drivers donate cash, and fill the boots for MDA, the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

It’s part of the West Springfield Fire Department’s effort to raise money to find a cure for Muscular Dystrophy.

In return for each donation, firefighters gave drivers a sticker that they could affix to their car or truck. The stickers say, “I gave to MDA.”

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