Ammon Fill the Boot fundraiser hits record in donations

  • Source: KIFI-TV ABC/CBS/CW+ 8 Idaho Falls
  • Published: 09/15/2023 02:12 AM

The funds donated for the 'MDA Fill the Boot' fundraiser have exceeded any previous year, according to the Ammon Fire Department. Firefighters from the department filled the streets on Hitt Road and 17th Street on Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9 to collect donations in their boots. "Normally we get tons of change in pennies and quarters," Captain Jon Molbert said. "I think it meant a lot more for a lot of our staff and maybe some of the community. This year we were getting a lot more actual bills and some large dollar bills too. So we had Venmo set up. And so for people that didn't have change or money that's still wanted to donate, we were able to do that and that helped us out quite a bit also." While the Ammon Fire Department usually does its 'Fill the Boot' drive toward the end of summer, this year was extra special.


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