Kingston Fire & Rescue volunteers collected $23,000 in donations during their August ‘Boot Drive’ to support Muscular Dystrophy (MD) Canada.
The money, collected in a firefighter’s boot, was donated by the public at Kingston’s Midland Avenue Walmart store.
In a City release, Fire Chief Shawn Armstrong offered his congratulations to all KFR members who have supported this long-term charity steeped in its tradition of service.
Canadian firefighters have supported Muscular Dystrophy Canada since it was established, with over 800 Fire Departments and Associations across the country raising more than $3 million every year – over 40 percent of all revenues generated for the charity.
Funds raised go towards research, advocacy, supportive devices, and awareness for all Canadians with a neuromuscular disorder .
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