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
We are pleased to offer Fill the Boot t-shirts based on the amount of income your local raises through Virtual Fill the Boot. Get the details here.
If a community member wants to help spread the word, share How to Help Fire Fighters Fill the Boot
We urge you to make a QR Code using your local URL for Virtual Fill the Boot
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)
Once you are logged in to your website, you can follow the instructions on the site to set up a Facebook Fundraiser.
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.