On Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 New Lenox Fire Protection District firefighters took to the streets of New Lenox at two area intersections in order to “Fill the Boot” with coins and cash for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
Every year the MDA partners with fire districts throughout the United States to help raise funds for their Fill the Boot program. All proceeds from the program go directly to the families of MDA to help finance medical treatments and any physical therapy needs that are required for the individuals affected by the disease.
“This year, New Lenox firefighters were able to raise $4,558.23 thanks to the generosity of the residents of New Lenox,” said NLFPD Chief Jon Mead. “We really want to thank everyone who donated for their support this year during the Fill the Boot drive for the MDA. Every dollar and cent counts and can really add up to do great things.”
The primary mission of the New Lenox Fire and Ambulance Protection District is to provide a range of programs designed to protect the lives and property within New Lenox Village and Township from the effects for fires and sudden medical emergencies or exposure to dangerous conditions created by man or nature with professional, compassionate, and quality service.