West Shore residents dig deep for Muscular Dystrophy

All five West Shore fire departments filled their boots over the weekend

West Shore firefighters were out in full force May 28 to 29 in support of the annual Muscular Dystrophy Boot Drive.

View Royal Fire Rescue Capt. Troy Mollin said they raised $2,700 on the weekend.

“The community really stepped up,” he said. Having a new location at Quality Foods at Eagle Creek helped as well, making this year’s total the best in several years, Mollin added.

Langford Fire Rescue raised $9,752, including money from hot dog sales. Assistant Chief Chris Aubrey said the department is proud to be a small part of a national fundraising effort. “We salute our volunteers and the community for their generosity,” he said.

Colwood Fire Rescue raised $2,997 through a weekend boot drive and a  fundraising event, said Colwood volunteer firefighter Norm Choo.

“I want to thank the benevolent souls in Colwood and the West Shore and our volunteers for their efforts,” Choo noted.

Highlands Deputy Fire Chief Gregg Fletcher said they raised $976, including $185 through hot dog sales at Western Speedway on Saturday night.

He lauded the efforts of firefighter Jennifer Zado for organizing the fundraiser, as well as all of the volunteer firefighters who participated in the Boot Drive.