I have worked for the MDA.  I know, first hand, how important our Firefighters are in the Northland.  Not only because they are first responders to our homes and families when we have an emergency, but because they pour their heart and soul into raising much needed funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  They choose to raise money in a unique and fun way called "Fill The Boot".

This will be their 60th year to "Fill-the-Boot" for MDA.  Look for them on street corners on August 11, 12 and 13th from 3-6p each day asking for monetary donations to be dropped into a fire fighter's boot, to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Here are the intersections in the cities of Duluth and Superior that you'll find the dedicated Firefighters with their boots so that motorists can roll down their windows and donate to help local families affected by muscle disease that MDA serves.

  • Lake Avenue and Railroad Street
  • Central and Grand Avenues
  • Central Entrance and Arlington Avenue
  • Woodland Ave and Arrowhead Road
  • Gary and Lakeside
  • Belknap and Tower Avenues
  • 37th Street and Tower Avenue
  • 18th Avenue East and East 2nd Street

You can also make donations on-line:

Fill-the-Boot is a tradition that began in 1954. Fire fighters across the country have joined forces and have collected coins and cash totaling more than $558 million.

Slow down for safety when you encounter a "Fill The Boot" intersection and be generous.  The Duluth and Superior Fire Fighters along with Jerry's kids, thank you!