Fill the Boot fundraiser set for Thursday, Friday in Hazel Dell

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Staff from the Vancouver Fire Department will hit the streets around Highway 99 and Northeast 78th Street with boots in hand for this year’s Fill the Boot charity drive Thursday and Friday, and the proceeds will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Department members, in partnership with Chuck’s Produce, will be out and about with boots for donors to fill from noon to 6 p.m. both days.

Money raised through the 2015 Fill the Boot event will support MDA’s life-enhancing programs, such as support groups and clinics, according to a news release from the association. The money also will help pay for MDA’s in-state summer camp for local kids with muscle disease.