Oklahoma City Fire Department kicking off virtual ‘Fill the Boot’ fundraiser

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, officials with the Oklahoma City Fire Department say their annual MDA fundraiser will look a little different this year.

The Oklahoma City Fire Department is kicking off a virtual ‘Fill the Boot’ event, which will run from Aug. 7 through Labor Day.

Instead of firefighters standing along roadways, donations will be made virtually this year.

β€œThe pandemic will not thwart our efforts to support this extremely important cause,” said Fire Chief Richard Kelley. Last year, his department collected over $153,000 for MDA which he credits to the residents of Oklahoma City. β€œThose who live and work in our great city have always been extremely generous with their donations. We have every reason to believe that a virtual fill the boot campaign will yield the same degree of compassion,” he concluded.

The fire service has a long-standing tradition of partnering with the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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