Throughout the month of May, students of local elementary schools have had the opportunity to help other children (kids helping kids) in their fight against Muscular Dystrophy.
The school that raised the highest amount of money would receive an antique brass fire nozzle to be placed in the participating schools trophy case until the next year’s competition.
The winning school would also have a fun day with Douglas Firefighters, in which case they would come to their school and students and staff would have the opportunity to get wet under a high pressure water stream from a Fire Engine.
DFD are very pleased to announce that the 2012 Douglas Area Schools Fill the Boot Drive raised a total amount of $1,332.62 and it represents a big success for the event.
This year, the winner of the drive was Sarah Marley Elementary School, raising $398.63. Other participating schools were Omega Alpha Academy, $349.36; Center for Academic Success (CAS) Elementary, $341.95; Joe Carlson Elementary, $95.47; Clawson Elementary, $91.00 and Faras Elementary, $64.72.
Douglas Firefighters will continue raising money in hope of increasing this year’s contribution to the Muscular Dystrophy Association at the 2012 Muscular Dystrophy Telethon held on Labor Day weekend in Tucson.
The Douglas Fire Department and staff would like to express their gratitude to all participating students, faculty and parents for making this year’s drive a huge success and look forward to next year’s drive.
For information on how to help DFD in the fight against Muscular Dystrophy please contact the Douglas Fire Department at (520) 417-7371.