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City of Goodyear, Arizona

Goodyear Fire Department


For Immediate Release: March 1, 2011

Contact:  Russ Braden, Interim Deputy Fire Chief, Fire Department Public Information Officer

Direct 623-882-7154, Cell 623-693-0189



Firefighters Hit The Streets For MDA


GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (March 1, 2011) Each year firefighters from across America and Canada raise millions of dollars through their passionate Fill the Boot campaigns, in which fire fighters greet motorists and shoppers asking them to donate money to MDA. Because of their overwhelming enthusiasm, firefighters have become the greatest contributor to MDA ($27.6 million in year 2010). Through their efforts, firefighters have donated nearly $450 million to MDA since 1954.  Donations are used for the worldwide research efforts of MDA to eradicate 40 neuromuscular diseases. The contributions made by our community through local fire fighters also go toward MDA’s summer camps for children, professional and public health education, and other important programs.


Goodyear firefighters will begin their annual MDA fund raising campaign during the month of March. Firefighters will be located at the intersection of Palm Valley Pavilion and Litchfield Road from 8a.m. until noon each weekend in March. In 2010 year Goodyear firefighters presented the MDA with just over $14,000.00 and have set a goal to surpass that amount for 2011.  For more information about the MDA and other Goodyear Firefighter Charities, please visit;


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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749