New Abilene Ordinance Affects the Firefighters “MDA Fill the Boot Campaign”
A new Abilene ordinance no longer allows "any on the street" collecting. Abilene and Dyess Firefighters are readjusting how they will operate their "MDA Fill the Boot Campaign." Abilene Firefighter and event organizer John Brunett said "due to the new city ordinance, we've changed locations and we will not be collecting on the streets for the first time in over 20 years."
Brunett went on to say "for the past 3 years, each year we have raised over $40,000 during the Fill-The-Boot right here in The Big Country. Not being able to collect on the streets will make a huge impact to past year’s totals. This year, we're hoping to raise $10,000. That is why it is crucial for everyone to stop by the new locations and donate."
Source: 2014 MDA Fill the Boot Press Release
2014 MDA Fill the Boot Campaign
- Thursday - United Supermarkets at S.14th, Buffalo Gap Rd. and Judge Ely Blvd.
- Friday - United Supermarkets S.14th & Buffalo Gap Rd and Walmart on Hwy 351
- Saturday - United Supermarket on S.14th and both Walmarts
Date and Times
- Thursday 10:00am – 6:00pm
- Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm
- Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm
The United Supermarket location at S.14th will have the ability to take debit or credit card donations. Come by and help families in The Big Country who are battling neuromuscular disease. Four firefighters in the Wichita Falls and Dallas areas have been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. So please make your donation during the boot drive to help find treatments and cures for more than 43 types of neuromuscular diseases covered by MDA.