08/05/09 129 W, 1 I - + 10 - 5 Mayor Proclaims August As Firefighter Appreciation Month

Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker has proclaimed August as Firefighter Appreciation Month to kick off the Capital City’s firefighters Fill the Boot efforts to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Last year, the Raleigh Fire Department raised more than $45,00 on three Saturdays at 23 locations, an amount that was easily the largest collected by any fire department in the state. This year, firefighters will invite area shoppers to Fill the Boot at several locations from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Aug. 8, Aug. 22, and Sep. 5. Read the entire press release. And read more about firefighters supporting the MDA. Below are members of Engine 9-B accepting donations at North Hills shopping center last year.

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