MILTON, Ga. — Milton has once again proven to be among the most generous cities in Georgia with residents donating over $88,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association through Milton Fire’s Fill the Boot campaign. Milton was second only to Warner-Robins, which has around twice as many residents, in funds raised by Georgia cities during the drive.
For six Fridays in April and May, Milton firefighters collected contributions at intersections within the city.
“Each year, this community outdoes itself with its generosity,” Mayor Joe Lockwood said in a release from the city. “We are a community that has a giving spirit, and we are a community that loves it’s public safety personnel. It’s always an honor to recognize those who put their lives on the line for us each day, for their extraordinary commitment to our community, and to those in need.”
Donations received this year topped the previous high mark of $87,000 in 2018.
In 12 years, Milton’s campaign has raised over $830,000.
Those dollars have been put to work to fund care centers at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta MDA Clinic, the Emory ALS Center and a general clinic at Emory.
Funds will also be used to send 100 children to Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Ga. Camp Twin Lakes provides an adaptive summer camp experience for children with serious illnesses or disabilities such as MDA.
“Every year, we’re overwhelmed by the support this community gives to our fire department and to those in need,” Fire Chief Robert Edgar said. “It’s an honor for each one of us to serve the City of Milton and it’s residents.”