Brentwood Firefighters Donate Nearly $8,000 to Muscular Dystrophy Association
During the 2019 Muscular Dystrophy Association's Fill the Boot campaign, the dedicated members of the Brentwood Fire & Rescue Department took to the store fronts and continued a 65-year tradition of giving strength to the MDA community. Since 2009, Brentwood Fire & Rescue has raised a total of $71,268 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association with the help of their community. This would not be possible without the help from firefighters and the Brentwood Community.
“The firefighters of Brentwood Fire & Rescue have once again gone above and beyond for MDA’s families during this year’s Fill the Boot campaign,” said MDA’s Development Specialist Kelly Markert. “We are so grateful for their dedication and for the generosity of those in the Brentwood community who have helped to raise critical funds to help transform the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases.
Funds raised through Brentwood Fill the Boot events help MDA save lives and lift those up in need, by providing the MDA with vital resources to advance their mission of driving innovations in science and care for the neuromuscular community. Contributions have helped fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers, including the MDA Care Center at Vanderbilt in Nashville. They also help send more than 65 local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp. Camp Widjiwagan – all at no cost to their families.