A Bryant firefighter collects money from a driver during the 'Fill the Boot' campaign for M.D. (Photo Courtesy: Ross Weaver, KTHV)
BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - Firefighters are filling the street corners in Bryant. It's time for the "Fill the Boot" campaign, which raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The Bryant Firefighters Department's goal this year is to raise $10,000 for the cause. The money collected will stay in Central Arkansas to help children and adults suffering from the disease.
There are 43 forms of M.D. and Phyllis Lovelace with MDA of Arkansas says the firefighters are working for a great cause.
"We are so excited because the thing about firefighters is they have a big heart and that's what really gets them motivated to help these families," Lovelace said.
Firefighters participate in "Fill the Boot" campaigns across the country. Bryant firefighters hit the streets again on Tuesday. They will man the corner of Highway Five and Springhill Road, asking stopped drivers to 'fill their boot' with monetary donations for the cause.