Virtual Fill the Boot

For 67 years, when not fighting fires, members of the International Association of Fire Fighters have been fighting another ongoing threat — muscular dystrophy, a disease that includes more than 40 neuromuscular disorders. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected fire fighters’ efforts to Fill the Boot for MDA, while the critical need for fundraising to help find a cure and support those served by MDA remain. We are counting on your support through our virtual Fill the Boot campaign during these challenging times. We’ve put together a toolkit of information to guide you.

Click on the Get Started button below to find your local’s website. Most locals already have a website set up. If you cannot find your site, please contact your MDA staff rep.

Get Started

Communication Tools


Social Media Graphics

Virtual Fill the Boot Appeal Videos

Make Your Own Video! - We encourage you to consider making your own video. For help, please reference these video instructions.

Website Toolkit

  1. How to Participate in Virtual Fill the Boot

  2. Visit the Virtual Fill the Boot Website:

  3. How to Add a Live Stream to your Fundraising Page

  4. How to Increase Donations and Customize Your Page

  5. If a community member wants to help spread the word, share How to Help Fire Fighters Fill the Boot

  6. We urge you to make a QR Code using your local URL for Virtual Fill the Boot

  7. We encourage locals to have fun and engage your local community in fundraising efforts. Consider adding personalized donation incentives & milestones. (i.e. For every $50 donation, do 50 push-ups)

  8. Once you are logged in to your website, you can follow the instructions on the site to set up a Facebook Fundraiser.

Text to Give

For the first time ever, we are excited to offer a Text to Give option. Simply instruct your donors to text the word “BOOT” to 243-725

**Please note that due to platform limitations donations will be allocated to your state at the conclusion of the campaign and will not be allocated back to each local.