The numbers are in.
Windsor Severance Fire Rescue raised $8,626.27 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association this year, falling short of last year’s record-setting amount but still putting up solid numbers for a fundraiser that sent firefighters to street corners, grocery stores and parades with a smile, a boot and a mission.
Each year for the past eight years, the fire department has worked to raise money for the national nonprofit. The Muscular Dystrophy Association works to raise money to fund worldwide research and provide health care services and support for individuals and families living with muscular dystrophy.
Crews look forward to the fundraiser every year because it gives firefighters a chance to interact with the public in a non-emergency environment, all for a good cause, department spokesman Todd Vess said.
This year, in addition to collecting money on street corners and at parades, the fire department teamed up with High Hops Brewery, which at an event donated $1 from every pint of bear sold.
“I think this was a great year for us,” said Blake Weishel, the department’s coordinator for the past four years. “Even though it was a little lower than last year I am still extremely happy with the money out department raised for such a great cause.”