MILTON, Ga. — The Milton Fire-Rescue Department recently concluded its annual “Fill the Boot” fundraising drive in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Milton Fire Chief Robert Edgar and members of the Milton Fire-Rescue Department formerly presented the donation to MDA officials during the June 5 City Council Meeting. Beginning in April, Milton firefighters collected at key Milton intersections every other Friday through late May. With only six collection days total, Milton residents helped raise $79,347.26 to help in the fight against muscular dystrophy.
“This marks our 10-year partnership with MDA, who we’ve been doing this with since our first year of operation,” Edgar said. “The generosity of our Milton residents has helped raise more than $639,000 over the last 10 years.”
According to Milton fire officials, total collections have steadily increased year-over-year with this year’s donations up by two percent from last year’s total.
The Milton Fire-Rescue Department was once again ranked number one in the metro Atlanta area and highest per capita by the Muscular Dystrophy Association for boot drive collections