Full of Thanks
On behalf of the members of the Maui Fire Department and their families, we would like to thank the community of Molokai for their generous hearts and donations. Each year during the Labor Day weekend, firefighters from across the nation hold “Fill the Boot” campaigns to help raise money for muscular dystrophy. The monies raised by the members help support the efforts of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and is used for research and treatments to prolong children’s lives. The money is also spent on braces and wheelchairs, on community health centers, support groups and summer camps. The International Association of Firefighters has emerged as the single largest sponsor of the MDA in which we represent Hawaii Local 1463. The amount of donations raised on Molokai on Saturday Sept. 3 was a couple dollars over the previous record of $2,300 set in 2009. Even in these trying times it is amazing to see the warm aloha that the Molokai people continue to embrace in the selfless giving through the abundance of their hearts. A big mahalo and may God bless you all!!