Troup County Fire Department fills the boot for muscular dystrophy

Published 5:28 pm Friday, September 6, 2019

Last week, the Troup County Fire Department continued a 65-year tradition of campaigning and raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). 

“We were able to raise $3276.15 for the cause,” TCFD Fire Chief John Ekatis said. “Anytime we can assist a cause I believe we all should do it, and TCFD believes in that too.” 

Members of the TCFD stood outside of Kroger with firefighter boots and they were filled with dollar bills and coin donations for the MDA.  

According to a press release from the Georgia MDA, funds raised from the event will help save lives by providing the MDA with resources to advance their mission of driving innovations in science and care for the neuromuscular community. 

“The firefighters of Troup County Fire Department have once again gone above and beyond for MDA’s families during this year’s Fill the Boot campaign,” said Bridgett Monroe, MDA executive director, in a press release. “We are so grateful for their dedication and for the generosity of those in the Troup County community who have helped to raise critical funds to help transform the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases.”