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Rapid City firefighters will "fill the boot" for a good cause

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For the next couple days, firefighters' boots will be filled with donations.

Rapid City firefighters are teaming up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to raise money to support those affected by the disease.

Wednesday through Friday, donations will help provide medical treatment and send kids with MD to camp this summer.

People involved with the event say the community comes together to help each other.   "Rapid City, being the type of community that we are, we are constantly giving, we're constantly looking out for each other, and holding it here in Rapid City is just amazing," said Brent Long,  Rapid City Fire Department Public Information Officer. 

Deah Killion, who was diagnosed with MD eight years ago, says she is touched by the support. "I think it just shows that people are willing to help any cause even if they haven't been personally affected," said Killion. 

A Fill the Boot campaign organizer says they hope to raise more than $40,000 in Rapid City. Firefighters and volunteers will be at various locations including Walmart, Family Thrift, Baken Park, Safeway, Rushmore Crossing, Sam's Club, Colonial House, Firehouse Brewing Co., and Beau Jo's Pizza.

Other areas, like Box Elder and Hill City, will be fundraising over the weekend.

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