I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who helped make this years Muscular Dystrophy Association Firefighters Boot Drive a huge success.
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our community and the tireless efforts of our firefighters, the Martinez Fire Department was able to collect $17,000, nearly $2,500 more than last year.
The money will help fund research into neuromuscular diseases as well as directly assist those in our area afflicted by them.
I also want to especially thank the local Wal-Mart, Kmart, Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo and Kroger stores that allowed us to use their facilities as collection points; we couldnt have done it without them.
Chief Doug Cooper
Martinez Fire Department
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