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MASON CITY, Iowa – The Mason City Fire Department spent their Labor Day weekend helping raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Those volunteering for the fill the boot campaign are keeping up the tradition made famous by Jerry Lewis tradition, trying to raise more than 10,000 dollars each year for muscular dystrophy research.
Bob Rush a firefighter with the MCFD says the community always responds to the fundraiser very well.
“It’s been great, great support from the community. sometimes you have to explain that you’re doing it for the MDA but once they hear that they’re more than willing to give,” said Rush.
Earlier in the day they had raised at least 9,000 dollars.
Much of the money goes to local and surrounding families.