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Milton Fire Department raises more than $66,000, breaks record
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July 10, 2013 10:33 AM | 1651 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Milton Fire Department raised more than $66,000 during six days of “Fill the Boot” fundraising drives this spring, setting a new department record for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, said Fire Chief Robert Edgar.

“Everyone gave all they had to ensure this year’s fundraising efforts were our most successful yet,” he said.

The total represents a significant increase from last year’s record-breaking total, which speaks volumes to the generosity of Milton residents and motorists on Milton roads, Edgar said.

“I cannot speak highly enough of our residents and the drivers who come through our city every day,” he said. “They opened up their wallets to give to a great cause, and because of their generosity, children will live better, fuller and more fulfilling lives.”

Edgar said the department’s B Shift brought in the most money for the fundraiser — more than $23,000. Members of the shift will be recognized by the department for the achievement.

To date, the fire department has raised nearly $353,000 for the association, which uses the money to aid local children and adults affected by neuromuscular diseases by providing wheelchairs, leg braces, clinic visits, support groups and a chance for children to attend Camp Walk-N-Roll.

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