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'Fill the Boot' Campaign Kicks Off

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Lynchburg, VA - They're pounding the pavement, boots in hand, hoping you'll fill them with bucks.

Lynchburg firefighters are raising money for the muscular dystrophy association. But this year, you won't see them by the side of the road for the Fill the Boot campaign.

A city ordinance now forces them to collect at local businesses like Wal-Mart. Firefighters say staying off the roads has taken a toll on fundraising.

But Station 3 isn't giving up, setting a goal of $1,000 a day.

"Most of this money stays local so we're able to help a lot of the local MDA children buy wheelchairs, to put them through the camps, so the money stays local and we see the benefit of collecting the money," said Kenny Turner, Captain of Station 3.

The firefighters will be out all week at different locations. And be sure to tune in to ABC on Sunday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for the MDA Show of Strength telecast.

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