Two local fire departments are giving extra time to fill a boot for St. Jude’s Hospital. Fire Department workers stand on busy corners holding a firemen uniform boot. Passersby donate funds to fill this boot. All proceeds go to the children’s hospital.
This Saturday, February 8, 2020, The Kosh Volunteer Fire Department will volunteer more of their time trying to fill the boot. From 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. these volunteers will be at the Kosh Mini Mart. This mini-mart is located right on Highway 63. They are asking people to stop by and do their part by filling the boot.
The Ash Flat Volunteer Department will hold a “fill the boot for a cure” event for St. Jude’s. The volunteers will stand in front of the Ash Flat, Arkansas, Walmart, located at 417 Highway 412. This takes place on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. They will be there between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Donations can also be dropped off at the Ash Flat Fire Department prior to that date.
What Is St. Jude’s
St. Jude’s is a children’s hospital located in Memphis, Tennessee. It is a hospital for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude’s, either.