FILL THE BOOT: New Hanover County Fire Rescue raises money for MDA

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WILMINGTON (WWAY)– New Hanover County Fire Rescue continues its support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association through the Fill the Boot campaign.Categories

Muscular Dystrophy is a neuro-muscular disease that causes progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass.

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Fill the Boot is a nationwide fundraiser New Hanover County Fire Rescue supports every year before Thanksgiving.

During the 3-day fundraiser, teams stand at intersections within their districts with boots in their hands to collect money.

Captain Gene Matthis says he wants all kids to have a memorable childhood.



“I’ve always had a passion for helping people, and that’s when I can help these kids out in this way,” Matthis said. “I feel good about myself.”

He says funds will go towards sending kids around the world to a camp that will allow them to have fun and do physical activities outside.

List of places firefighters will be at through Saturday.