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Posted on: August 12, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Durham Residents Have a Chance to Fill Firefighter Boots with Loot


DURHAM, N.C. – Annually, the Durham Fire Department (DFD) and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) join forces to raise funds for muscle disease treatments and cures.

As part of this year’s fundraising effort, Durham residents are encouraged to get involved and help DFD firefighters “Fill the Boot” at four participating locations throughout the month of August. The “Fill the Boot” campaign kicks-off August 14 and will last through August 16. Firefighters will be at each location, each date, Friday through Sunday accepting donations on behalf of the MDA.

South Durham
Kroger 202 Hwy 54
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wal-Mart 101 Martin Luther King Pkwy
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

North Durham
Lowes 117 William Penn Plaza
8 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

East Durham
Wal- Mart 1525 Glen School Rd.
8 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

West Durham
Wal-Mart 5450 New Hope Commons
8 a.m. -2 p.m.

According to Deputy Chief Chris Iannuzzi, Durham Firefighters have been linked to the “Fill the Boot” campaign for more than a decade. “We are interested in helping people and improving their quality of life in any way possible, whether it’s through fighting fires or through campaigns such as this, said Chief Iannuzzi. “We’ve helped raise more than $170,879 since we started participating with MDA for the “Fill the Boot” campaign in 2001. Our involvement with this campaign has been successful, so we welcomed the opportunity to team with MDA again.”

All proceeds go to the MDA for distribution, for information, contact Amber Toy, fundraising coordinator with MDA at 919-783-0222. For information about the DFD, contact Sierra Mckoy, public education coordinator/PIO, at (919) 560-4233, ext. 19242 or via email at [email protected]

About the Durham Fire Department
The Durham Fire Department strives to provide a cost-effective level of service designed to protect and prevent the loss of life and property from the adverse effects of fires, medical emergencies and exposure to dangerous conditions created by either man or nature. The department offers fire education and suppression programs; enforces state and city fire codes; investigates arson and the causes of fires; provides basic training skills to recruits and in-service personnel and conducts a preventive fire maintenance program to ensure equipment is dependable and efficient. To learn more about the DFD, visit

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