On behalf of the Upper Arlington Firefighters and IAFF Local 1521, a big thanks goes out to the residents of Upper Arlington.

To the Editor:

On behalf of the Upper Arlington Firefighters and IAFF Local 1521, a big thanks goes out to the residents of Upper Arlington.

Together with your donations, we collected $9,000 during the annual MDA "Fill the Boot" fundraiser.

Your generosity year after year is truly inspiring. The event happens at the five points over the Labor Day weekend.

We would also like to thank PNC Bank for the use of their parking lot.

The money raised is used to send local kids with muscular dystrophy (Jerry's Kids) to a weeklong summer camp. It also supports research seeking cures for over 40 different muscular diseases.

Mike Lenix
Upper Arlington Fire Department