For 60 years, the International Association of Firefighters has been one of the biggest supporters of MDA.
Cortland Firefighter and IAFF member Drew Hill told me career and volunteer firefighters led by Travis Marshall staked out the intersection of Tompkins and Broadway on graduation day at SUNY Cortland.
“We’re able to raise just a ton of money just by standing in the street for 5 or 6 hours with a boot and people toss their money in there and it goes to a great cause,” said Hill.
Noah, the local MDA Ambassador, joined firefighters for the check presentation.
“We’re pretty good friends with our local MDA Ambassador, his name is Noah and he takes part in a lot of the MDA’s programs and he goes to their summer camp,” said Hill.
(Our sources at Cortland High School say that Noah is pretty popular.)
Drivers tossed more than 51-hundred dollars into firefighter boots to help MDA.
“They raised $5,119, yes, it was pretty good money,” said Hill. “I believe they were in the street from 8 am and I they wrapped up around two.”
On behalf of MDA, Cortland firefighters thank everyone for their support.
Photo: Drew Hill, Noah Cole, Kristin Lemaire (MDA) and Travis Marshall
Photo courtesy Greg Maxwell