Firefighters to participate in ‘Fill the Boot’ fundraiser Sept. 26

Benton County and Richland firefighters will station themselves with boots in hand for the “Fill the Boot” fundraising campaign, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26.

The annual fundraiser helps save and improve the lives of people fighting muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other related life-threatening diseases, which take away the ability to move and perform basic, necessary bodily functions.

Benton County #4 will be stationed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Yoke’s Fresh Market, 1401 Bombing Range Road in West Richland, and the Richland Fire Department will be stationed at Fire Station #71, 1000 George Washington Way in Richland.

Proceeds will be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the programs it sponsors in the Tri-Cities.