July 11, 2012
On behalf of Local 1014 and the families served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), we would like to thank you for your support of our 9th Annual Los Angeles County Local 1014 Fill the Boot July 24 – 26, 2012. Because of you, Los Angeles County Firefighters have raised over $2,544,000 in the last eight years to provide health care and support services to the families served by MDA.
With our participation in events like Fill the Boot, MDA will continue to fund comprehensive healthcare clinics at renowned facilities like Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and UCLA. In addition, MDA will fund life saving research at USC and Cedars Sinai. Last but not least, your support sends children with neuromuscular disease to MDA summer camp. Each and every one of your efforts will not go unnoticed. As the IAFF’s charity of choice, you are a part of the tradition and commitment to the families who live with muscle disease. Your character and dedication to help those in need is what our profession is about.
With the Fire Chief and his Executive Staff’s full support, we need all hands on deck to get our grand total over $3,000,000. As in previous years, MDA staff will be conducting station presentations to recruit site coordinators as well as off-duty volunteers. We are asking you to reschedule or put all drills on hold for these presentations and the event. We need active volunteers to give us four hours off duty so that we can continue to make a difference for our MDA family.
Once again, we would like to thank you in advance for your full participation in our Fill the Boot to help raise funds in the fight against muscle disease. Each year, we participate in many events for the department. This is OUR event and one that is very important to Local 1014 and Firefighters across the county. Let’s work together with MDA staff to make sure it’s a safe and successful event.
If you have you any question please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Lopez, 1st Vice President
LA County Firefighters Local 1014