UPDATE: The Panama City Fire Department raised $1,829 during the annual Fill the Boot Drive on May 3, 2014 to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Panama City area.
Panama City Firefighters take off their boots for a good cause and they asked shoppers to lend a helping hand.
The Panama City Fire Department spent Saturday outside Walmart accepting donations from the community.
The fundraiser is called “Fill the Boot” and the money raised goes towards the support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Firefighters had smiles on their faces and greeted everyone as they dropped money in the boots.
“Fill the Boot” is an annual event and Captain Ray Webb says it’s only a success because of the dedication from the community.
“It makes us feel good,” said Webb. “It just shows you how charitable our community is, any kind of cause, they always get behind it 100% and we see smiling faces as they’re giving us money and it just makes us feel good and makes them feel good to give knowing that they’re helping out the kids.”
MDA has been partnering with fire departments since 1954, raising money and awareness for individuals affected by the disease.