The SCFD participates in only two boot drives each year — one in the spring in support of the Georgia Burn Foundation and again in late summer, in support of MDA.
The money collected by the SCFD will be used to assist local child and adult victims of neuromuscular diseases by providing wheelchairs, leg braces, medical care and support.
In addition, funds raised by the firefighters also will provide children the opportunity to participate in Georgia’s MDA summer camp, Camp Walk-N-Roll in Rutledge.
According to Capt. Glenn Polk, the SCFD has supported MDA for many years and the firefighters look forward to the opportunity to support the cause.
“It just always gives us a great feeling to be able to help out people in need,” Polk said. “That’s our profession — whether we’re putting out fires or doing something like this, it’s always a good thing. We’re always willing to help out when it’s such a great cause.”
The fund-raiser will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with firefighters from Station One located at Ingles; Station Two at Griffith’s Drive-In on Memorial Drive; Station Three at Ringo’s Superette on Jackson Road; Station Four at Wal-Mart; Station Five at Huckaby’s at the intersection of Newnan and Hollonville roads; and Station Six at Food Depot.
The money raised in the SCFD Boot Drive will be presented to the Muscular Dystrophy Association by Assistant Fire Chief Kenny West during the annual MDA Labor Day Telethon.