Editor's Note: The following information was provided to Patch via a news release.
Waukesha firefighters are hoping to raise more than $5,000 during their annual street side collection for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The firefighters will remove their boots to collect money from motorists and pedestrians from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the following grocery stores:
- 1535 E. Moreland Blvd.
- 220 E. Sunset Drive
- 1220 W. Sunset Drive
- 2160 Silvernail Road
All donations will benefit local MDA clients and services like sending children and young adults to MDA Summer Camp in Camp Lake, funding clinic visits at Froedtert Memorial Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and financing wheelchair repairs.
The department raised more than $4,000 last year and hopes to surpass that during this year’s collection to benefit more than 700 families that benefit locally from the money raised in southeastern Wisconsin from the fill the boot drives.