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Firefighters helping 'Jerry's Kids'

September 3, 2011

MDA fundraiser

Add one more way to the list of how firefighters save lives.
Saturday morning, members of the Big Spring Fire Department set up post on Gregg Street in hopes of raising money for Jerry’s Kids and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
“We are trying to stamp out more than 40 new diseases and the good thing is this money stays in the area. It goes to the Midland office, which services the Big Spring area,” said Chanley Delk, president of the Big Spring Professional Fire Fighters Association.
The money raised also goes toward funding an MDA summer camp in Amarillo. Delk also said 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to the MDA.
The annual fundraiser, which has been taking place since the 1980s, is put on through a partnership with the International Association of Fire Fighters and the Big Spring Firefighters Association — a partnership which started in the 1950s.
Firefighters were out until around 4 p.m. Saturday, but Delk said if anyone wasn’t able to help fill the boot — firefighter boots were used to collect donations — it is still possible to donate.
To make a donation, call the MDA office located in Midland at 432-570-4970.

Contact Staff Writer Amanda Moreno at 263-7331 ext. 234 or by e-mail at life@bigspringherald.com

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