Fill the Boot: Local Firefighters Support MDA Summer Camp

Every year, firefighters across the nation team up to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association through the Fill the Boot campaign – and right now, it’s Rapid City’s turn.

You’ll see members of the Rapid City Fire Department at various locations across town from 8am-5pm until Friday, May 25th. This partnership began in 1954, and has since provided millions of dollars to fund research to cure MDA and send kids to MDA Summer Camp at no cost to the families.

The MDA’s website describes the camp as, “a magical place where anything is possible — from swimming, to zip-lining and horseback riding to dancing under a disco ball and gaining valuable life skills. Each summer, thousands of kids attend life-changing, overnight camps around the U.S. — at no cost to their families, thanks to our generous supporters.”

Together, our community makes a difference in the lives of others – spread the word, donate, or visit or for even more information.

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Words by Alex Hancock
Photos by Jesse Brown Nelson