Fill the Boot is back through Wednesday to help fundraise for Muscular Dystrophy

It’s that time again, the Duluth Fire Department is raising money for Muscular Dystrophy.

Running through Wednesday, find firefighters on sidewalks and at intersections around Duluth from 3pm-5pm.

The ‘Fill the Boot’ tradition has been around since 1954 and involves firefighters from around the nation. Fire captain Rob Mesedahl says he’s been helping ‘fill the boot’ since he first started at the department. He adds that the Duluth community is always incredible generous.

Mesedahl says, “the money stays local, it helps kids go to camps around the area. You’re helping out your friends and your neighbors when you donate.”

After partnering with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the Duluth Fire Department has been committed to helping raise money for the last 60 years.

Firefighter Luke Matlon says “anything helps, we just want to do our part to help people who have this disease.”

For those you may not know what Muscular Dystrophy is, its a group of genetic diseases that causes progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass.

As you’re pulling over to donate, make sure to be cautious.