Milton FD breaks record with $66k in 'Boot' drives

B shift takes collection contest with more than $23,000 raised

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MILTON, Ga.—The City of Milton Fire Department raised about $66,000 in six days of "Fill the Boot" drives this spring, setting a new department fundraising record for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), said Fire Chief Robert Edgar.

This is 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," Edgar 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 also had words of praise for his firefighters.

"Everyone gave all they had to ensure this year's fundraising efforts were our most successful yet," Edgar said.

To date the City of Milton Fire Department has raised nearly $353,000 for MDA, 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.

This was published in the July 17 issue of the Milton Herald.