Salina Firefighters are deploying a boot brigade this weekend, in an effort to collect money to extinguish childhood diseases. Firefighters will be out at several busy intersections in Salina, trying to fill their boots with donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Firefighter Chris Rios tells KSAL News that they out collecting for MDA on Friday from 4 till 7 at the intersections of Crawford and Ohio and Crawford and Broadway. They will be out Saturday from 11 till 3 at the same locations, as well as at Magnolia and Belmont. They will then be out again a final time on Sunday from 11 till 2 at all three locations.
Donations can also be dropped off at any Salina fire station, or made online at Salina Fire Department Fill the Boot.
Rios says that last year the effort brought in about $10,000. This year the goal is to collect $15,000.
All money collected will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, whose mission is to free individuals and the families who love them, from the harmful effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases so they can live longer and grow stronger.
Firefighters have been collecting money for MDA since 1954.