Column: SPFD ‘Grateful’ for Fill the Boot Donations
By Justin Thomson and Tom Wastart
Special to the City Times
Another successful year has passed and we’d like to extend a big THANK YOU to those of you who donated to our annual “Fill the Boot” campaign for MDA. From those of you who donated in the street to those who dropped off donations at the station, we could not have been successful without you. Because of your generosity, we exceeded our goal of $16,000 for a total of $16,090.05.
Words cannot express how grateful we are, and how proud we are to represent this community. Even those who were unable to donate expressed their support, their kind words helping us work through the heat.
Special recognition to our chief, Bob Finn, and assistant chiefs, Joe Gemza and Jeff Davis, for taking time out of their busy schedules to help collect donations on the street. Also, we must recognize Mayor Mike Wiza and his wife Chris, who came out on the street and supported us on the collection days.
With your continued support, we look forward to another successful campaign next year.
Justin Thomson is president of the Stevens Point Firefighters IAFF Local 484. Tom Wastart is the 2016 MDA Chair. Both are Stevens Point firefighters.