Firefighters pass the boot over holiday weekend

Over $10,000 were raised on Saturday, thanks to contributions from drivers-by on Highway 101 in Lincoln City and the collection efforts of North Lincoln Fire & Rescue. (Photos courtesy of Steve Allen and NLFR)

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue raises over $10,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

LINCOLN COUNTY — North Lincoln Fire & Rescue turned out at two intersections in Lincoln City on Saturday to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) — and collecting it all in a boot, of course.

The “Fill the Boot” fundraiser began in 1954 and continues to this day as a partnership between the MDA and the International Association of Fire Fighters. Each year, firefighters across the country hit the streets to ask the community for change to contribute to funding research, care centers and scholarships to send kids to MDA’s summer camp. In 2018, $20 million was raised through the efforts of over 100,000 firefighters.

This year, North Lincoln’s firefighters took their boots to the intersection of SE East Devils Lake Road and the Lincoln City McDonald’s parking lot to aid the cause. The visitors and residents of Lincoln City dug through their cupholders, pockets and wallets and pitched in more than $10,000 of change and bills.


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