PHOTO: The Idaho Falls Fire Department’s annual “Fill the Boot” event has broken its fundraising record for the second year in a row.
The fundraiser, held at the intersection of Hitt Road and 17th Street had local firefighters hitting the streets with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists, and other passersby to donate to the Muscular Dystrophy Association on May 6th and 7th.
This year, the event was able to raise $53,178.32, an increase of over $3,000 compared to last year’s event and an all-time record for this fundraiser. The number is still climbing as donations are still being accepted.
Part of the reason this year was so successful was because the Idaho Falls Community Hospital donated $5,000 before the fundraiser began.
The fundraiser has been on an upward trajectory since it was forced to go online in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.