Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services recently wrapped up a week-long “virtual boot drive” after raising over $1,000 for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.
Under normal circumstances, the firefighters hold a boot drive out in the community, with each crew spending about five hours collecting donations. But with the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the boot drive this year required thinking outside the box. Jason Dooley, Operations Chief for Dawson County Emergency Services, first reached out to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation in May to ask about the possibility of hosting a virtual boot drive. The drive was officially set to begin on Monday, June 15 and lasted through Sunday, June 21.
“It required a completely different approach than usual,” Dooley said.