The Township of Langley Firefightersâ€™ Charitable Society ( TLFCS ) will be showing its support for Muscular Dystrophy Canada by holding out boots this weekend.
Local fire crews have organized the annual Fill the Boot campaign to raise awareness and funds to help â€œmake muscles moveâ€ and are heading out into the community.
On Sept. 19 and 20, firefighters from all seven Township fire halls will be out in the community, boots in hand, to collect donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada.
The boot drive is held each year to raise funds to fight Muscular Dystrophy, a neuromuscular disorder that weakens and wastes away the muscles that control body movement.
On Friday evening and all day Saturday, members of the TLFCS will be in each Township community, in grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops and the streets to encourage the public to help improve quality of life for those living with neuromuscular disorders.
Money raised by Township firefighters will improve the quality of life for those living with neuromuscular disorders by purchasing mobility equipment, providing support services, and funding research which will one day lead to a cure.
The aim of the Township of Langley Firefightersâ€™ Charitable Society is to benefit the citizens firefighters protect as firefighters, through local charitable programs and to assist other charities with similar objectives that operate in the best interest of the community.
The Township of Langley Firefightersâ€™ Charitable Society is a not-for-profit society registered in British Columbia, in the interest of focusing the fundraising and benevolent activities of the Township firefighters.
The society is out with the boot drive only days after hosting its first major fundraiser, Family Fun Day Sept. 14 at Krause Berry Farms.
Watch for them around the community:
Hall 2 â€“ Fort Langley
Friday night and Saturday noon to 3 p.m.
â€¢ Fort Langley Liquor Store ( 9110 Glover Road )
â€¢ walking campaign through the community
Hall 3 â€“ Aldergrove
Friday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. & Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
â€¢ Save On Foods and 264 Street and Fraser Highway
â€¢Aldergrove Border Crossing (264 Street and 0 Avenue)
Hall 4 â€“ Willoughby
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
â€¢ Save On Foods (20255 64 Avenue )
â€¢ Home Depot
Friday & Saturday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
â€¢ Berezan Liquor Store (199665 Willowbrook Drive) Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
â€¢ Real Canadian Superstore (19851 Willowbrook Drive)
â€¢ Plus a number of community locations and restaurants Friday and Saturday evenings.
Hall 5 â€“ Brookswood
Friday & Saturday nights 7 to 9 p.m.
â€¢ Dodgerâ€™s Pub (2364 200 Street)
â€¢ Riders Liquor Store (4143 208 Street)
Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
â€¢ Buy Low Foods (4121 200 Street)
â€¢ Starbucks (4064 200 Street)
Hall 6 â€“ Murrayville
Friday 4 to 11 p.m. and Saturday 3 to 11 p.m.
â€¢ Murrayville Liquor Store (22071 48 Avenue)
Saturday 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
â€¢ Tim Hortons 22525 Fraser Hwy
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
â€¢ Ralphâ€™s Farm Market 22728 Fraser Hwy
Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
â€¢ Shoppers Drug Mart 22170 221A St.
Hall 7 â€“ Otter
Friday from 4:30 to 8 p.m. & Saturday from 8:30a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
â€¢ The Otter CO-OP 3650 248 Street,
Hall 8 â€“ Walnut Grove
Friday 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
â€¢ Save on Foods
â€¢ BC Liquor Store