Posted: Aug 18, 2012 5:31 PM by Tara Oster - KPAX News
Updated: Aug 20, 2012 10:53 AM
MISSOULA- Missoula firefighters filled their boots with cash Saturday as they asked for donations for a good cause.
Every year, off-duty firemen set up in various spots around the city to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The MDA website says more than 1 million Americans suffer from neuromuscular diseases. Saturday, Missoulians helped out by donating to the association that seeks treatments and cures.
Firefighters took up posts at the Higgins Avenue Bridge, the Madison Street Bridge, and just south of the Russell Street Bridge.
Senior firefighter Josh Stewart told Montana's News Station it's a great event they enjoy doing every year.
"I think the best part for me and I would say for the rest of the guys is just getting out here and interacting with the public and seeing that we're just out here to help our community and help those around us," he said.
People donated what they could from spare change to $20 bills, and in only six hours, senior firefighter Jeremy Williams said they raised $15,569.34 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.