Much Obliged-Fill the Boot
The Brainerd Fire Department would like to thank the Brainerd lakes area communities for their generous support during their annual Fill the Boot to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. $8,401.76 was raised during the 3-day fundraiser for local families affected by muscle disease.
Fill the Boot is a tradition that began in 1954. Since that humble beginning, firefighters’ boots across the country have overflowed with coins and cash totaling more than $500 million. The Brainerd Firefighters have raised almost $20,000 since 2011.
Firefighters are committed to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association “until the day neuromuscular diseases are eliminated.” Motorists who paused to toss a donation in the boot helped the Brainerd lakes area celebrate this 58-year-old tradition of help and hope.