FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- Fort Myers Beach firefighters are doing what they can to lend a helping hand. They have hit the island streets, with boots in hand, to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
This annual effort is called Fill the Boot, and firefighters are asking island residents and vistors to donate to the cause. The International Association of Firefighters has been the biggest MDA sponsor since 1954, raising nearly $375 million for MDA.
Lee County firefighters, local 1826, are aiming to reach their set goal of $90,000. If you missed your chance to donate today, you can donate this weekend at any of the following intersections around Southwest Florida:
-Colonial Blvd. and Fowler Street
-Treeline and Terminal Access Rd.
-Iona McGregor Southpointe Blvd. and College Parkway
-US 41 and Crystal Drive
-US 41 and Sanibel Blvd
-Buckingham Road and Palm Beach Blvd.
-Buckingham Blvd. and Orange River Road
-Palm Beach Blvd. and I-75 on ramp
-Bayshore and l-75
-Bayshore and US 41
-Estero Blvd. and 5th Avenue
-Six Mile Cypress and Ortiz Avenue
-US 41 and Coconut Road
-Corkscrew Road and Ben Hill Griffin Parkway
-Homestead Road and Alabama Road
-Gunnery Road and Lee Blvd.
-Pine Island Road and Stringfellow Road
-US 41 and Six Mile Cypress
-Ben Hill Griffin and Gulf Center Drive