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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Fire Rescue filled their boots at several locations beginning Friday in an effort to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Firefighters near the Harris Teeter off Carolina Beach Road stood outside the store and collected money in their work boots from cars passing through. They said the goal is to beat the $51,000 they raised last year for the MDA.

“Muscular dystrophy affects people everywhere. There is not an area in the country that is not affected by muscular dystrophy somehow,” said New Hanover County Fire Rescue Lt. Ben Bobzien. “We have many local families here in the Cape Fear area that our office supports. We are just helping support those families.”

Muscular dystrophy degenerates the muscles in a person’s body over a period of time. For more than 50 years, fire services nationwide have helped fight this disease by backing the MDA through similar fundraisers.

So far, the New Hanover County Fire Rescue raised nearly $30,000. Firefighters hope to doible that amount Sunday’s end.

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3 Comments on "Firefighters fill their boots for a good cause"

2015 years 9 months ago

Panhandling is Illegal… Plus you are interfering with traffic. Anyone else gets arrested for this. Hypocrisy.

2015 years 9 months ago

Hey dummy – there’s a cause here. These guys are standing in the middle of the road on a hot summer day to promote a cause, not to benefit themselves. You obviously have little time for anything other than hypocrisy yourself.

2015 years 9 months ago

To this every year and make sure I have the $ on me to donate.
This takes work – standing out there in this heat and humidity and I appreciate the firefighters doing this.



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