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Local firefighters raise record amount for MDA

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Oklahoma City firefighters set a new record this year with their "Fill the Boot" campaign, collecting $176,000 in donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. This is an increase of $64,000 from last year.

 

For the campaign, firefighters stood on metro street corners with their boots in hand as drivers from passing cars dropped change in.

 

"This drive has been a tradition since 1954, and we were glad to carry it on," Oklahoma City Fire Chief David Landsburger said in a press release. "As firefighters, we are public servants, and when you meet these kids, they really touch your heart."

 

Since the beginning of the partnership between MDA and the International Association of Fire Fighters, more than $300 million has been raised. "CJ Macklin

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