Posted December 10, 2012on:
For Immediate Release: Yonkers Firefighters’ ‘Fill the Boot’ Charity Drive is a Success For over ten years Yonkers Firefighters, Local 628, has organized a “Fill the Boot” charity fund drive on Central Ave in front of Fire Station 14.
To date, Local 628 and the generous citizens of Yonkers have raised close to $500,000 through this event with 100% of the proceeds going to charity. This year’s drive was no different. Yonkers residents reached deep into their pockets and change dishes to help Local 628 and the charities they support.
As of December 9, close to $40,000 was raised towards this year’s efforts. Local 628 president, Barry McGoey, thanked the residents for their support. “The firefighters of Yonkers Local 628 want to thank everyone who donated.
Though this charity event does slow down traffic a bit, the donations are appreciated, especially at a time when the organizations we seek to support struggle to raise funds due to the economic downturn.” Charitable fundraising and giving is an important part of the firefighters of Local 628′s mission.
Some of the charities and organizations that Local 628 regularly supports include: The NYC Ronald McDonald House, Maria Fareri’s Children Hospital, and the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center.