The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s mission is to foster and promote the alleviation of the conditions of persons with muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular disorders through support of basic and applied research seeking the causes of and effective treatments for these diseases. MDA believes the medical management and day-to-day well-being of those it serves are also vitally important and, accordingly, provides a broad range of patient and community services in tandem with its support of potentially lifesaving research.
MDA Los Angeles is looking for volunteers to participate in our Annual 2016 Ventura County Fiefighters' Fill-the-Boot campaign! This year’s campaign is going to be Saturday, December 10th.
One of the most important elements of this event is our volunteers that support our hardworking firefighters while out in the intersections. The money raised from our Ventura County Fire Fighters is extremely crucial to helping the MDA support our local children and adults living neuromuscular disease. In order to help our firefighters be successful we are depending on you. It is very important that you can work the full shift from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thousand Oaks Blvd & Westlake Blvd (Thousand Oaks)
Sycamore Dirve & Cochran Street (Simi Valley)
Ventura Blvd & Factory Stores Drive (Camarillo)
Maricopa Highway & Ojai Avenue (Ojai)
You and Local Fire Fighters will be standing at the designated intersection soliciting money from people in passing automobiles to fill their boots to raise money for the MDA. In addition, as an MDA volunteer you will also be responsible for the following:
Pick up supplies at 9 a.m. at the designated fire station
Hang signs down streets leading to intersection (with help from firefighters)
Locate ice chest and fill w/ ice and bottled waters and
Distribute waters to the firefighters throughout the day
Help to hang large banner on the side of the reserve engine (banners can’t go on engines that are on duty)
Make sure each firefighter has 1 boot for collecting donations
Set-up operation area to keep water, food, and other supplies
Wrap large stickers around boots
Distribute small stickers to each firefighter
Make sure firefighters are strategically placed throughout intersection (utilize medians)
MDA volunteers are present to distribute water
Coordinate with firefighters to eat lunch in shifts so as not to leave the intersection empty
As boots become full, MDA volunteer to empty boots into canvas bags
Clean up at end of day (use discretion as to whether signs can be left overnight on poles)
Supplies should be stored at closest fire station and used again for the next day
Money should be escorted (by 2 people) to counting location & counted
Bring coin to local coinstar with another volunteer to firefighter
Take money in deposit bags (escorted by firefighters) to the closest Bank of America and deposit the money after it has been counted.
All the funds raised through our Fill-the-Boot campaign will stay in the area to provide services for the families affected by neuromuscular disease. By participating, you will be doing your part to combat 43 types of muscle disease and you will also be making a difference in so many lives. MDA strives to find life-saving treatments and cures that will save lives and has come to depend on the generosity and support of local volunteers just like you.
Tags: health, disabilities
Contact Person: Phawnta Avery
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 3103906802
Organization: Muscular Dsytrophy Association