(Las Vegas, Nev.) – The Henderson Professional Firefighters, in conjunction with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), launched the annual “Fill the Boot” Drive on May 6, 2014.
The drive serves to benefit research and local services for the Southern Nevada Chapter of the MDA. The Henderson Professional Fire Fighters will be collecting donations on May 16, 17, and 23 at the following Henderson storefront locations:
T.J. Smith, Henderson firefighter who heads up the MDA efforts, says, “We are proud to be part of a charitable effort, which began in our state and assists so many people in need. It is our hope to exceed our donation goal of last year, and with the help of our local businesses like the Galleria at Sunset, we believe that is very possible.”
MDA is a voluntary health agency that works in each local community to combat neuromuscular diseases through basic and applied scientific investigation, local comprehensive programs of medical services and clinical care as well as widespread professional and public health education. MDA seeks no government or United Way funding. Programs are funded almost entirely by individual, private contributions.
The Henderson Professional Fire Fighters
The Henderson Professional Fire Fighters serve over 276,000 residents and operate from nine stations comprised of 210 full-time employees. They are nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) and the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), and they are a full-service fire and rescue department. Their service does not end at the end of a shift. Community service is a key component of the Henderson Professional Fire Fighters, and they continue to fundraise and donate directly to non-profit organizations throughout the valley. For more information on the Henderson Professional Fire Fighters visit hendersonfirefighters.com.