Durant Firefighters raise over $6,000 for the muscle disease
by By Jessica Breger Staff Writer email@example.com
Firefighters gathered on the streets of Durant recently asking people to fill their boots with money. This yearly event is a nationwide fundraiser to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
Muscular Dystrophy is a group of muscle diseases that weaken the musculoskeletal system and hamper locomotion. The funds raised during the drive go to research and helping children with Muscular Dystrophy through Jerry’s Kids through the MDA.
Although there is no set date for the campaign, most fire department in the International Association of Firefighters holds their donation drives around the Labor Day holiday.
This year the Durant Fire Department held its drive three days this month. There were 33 firefighters moving between about six locations in Durant asking people to donate as they drove by.
The Durant Fire Department collected $6,661.58 for the cause this year. The Fire Department thanked all those who gave all they could to the drive.
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