Huntington Fire Department conducts boot drive Thursday

HUNTINGTON – The Huntington Fire Department will conduct its annual boot drive Thursday, Aug. 28, to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.


The boot drive will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the intersections of 20th Street and 3rd Avenue and West 19th Street and Adams Avenue. The Adams Avenue location will be suspended from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


This marks the 15th consecutive year that the Fire Department has partnered with the MDA, according to Ray Canafax, a lieutenant with the department and president of International Association of Firefighters Local 289.


The Huntington Fire Department received $8,822 in donations from the public during last year’s boot drive, the most of any fire department in West Virginia. The department has a goal of raising $10,000 this year.


Proceeds raised from the boot drive will be used toward finding a cure for muscular dystrophy and sending children with the disease to summer camp at Cedar Lakes in Ripley.

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