NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Firefighters are going to be out and about this weekend in North Myrtle Beach, but this time, asking for your help.
Members of the fire department will be hanging out at the Walmart in North Myrtle Beach hoping you'll help them fill their boots! All your donations are going to help families dealing with muscular dystrophy, ALS and other similar diseases.
The Fill the Boot Campaign is a nationwide fundraising campaign that helps families who suffer with life-threatening muscle diseases that severely limit strength and mobility.
The North Myrtle Beach Fire Department has been supporting the cause for over 60 years. The money raised is going to the Muscular Dystrophy Association to pay for doctors' appointments, treatments and equipment like wheelchairs.
It will also be used to help kids attend MDA summer camps. Firefighters look forward to this event every year to bring the community together.
"We're out there to help. The tax payer dollars are going to get use and we're there for them no matter what the situation. It doesn't have to be an emergency, we can be there for the good as well, to help raise money," said Battalion Chief Todd Davis.
If you missed fire crews Saturday, they will be in front of the North Myrtle Beach Walmart again Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.