Tomorrow is the kickoff of what has become an annual tradition here in the City of Troy.
The City of Troy Fire Department has begun the tradition of helping out the Muscular Dystrophy Association each year by embarking on a "Fill-The-Boot" campaign. Last year, the firefighters raised an amazing $28,000 for MDA, which was good enough for number one in all of New York State. I can't tell you how proud we are that they give their time, and do such an outstanding job raising funds for what we all agree is a great cause.
This year the department has decided to take on the task of volunteering over the course of two days- August 17th and August 24th. On those days, members of the department will be at different intersections throughout the City raising funds for MDA. If you see the firefighters out in the City, please donate what you can, and thank them for helping out.
At 11 a.m. tomorrow morning, members of the Fire Department, representatives of MDA, and my office will gather for the official kickoff of the drive. We have declared that the next two Friday's will be Firefighter Appreciation day in Troy.
See you tomorrow evening for another update on one of our exciting projects in Troy.
Please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.