Firefighters raise more than $5,600 for muscular dystrophy

Staff report

ROCKINGHAM — Rockingham Fire Department Chief Harold Isler was in awe of the community support expressed Friday through Sunday during a three-day campaign to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Firefighters were stationed at the two main entrances of Walmart in Rockingham to help bring awareness to the cause and collection donations.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Buoyed by a visit from Laurinburg resident Milee Huffman, a 16-year-old with muscular dystrophy, firefighters collected a total of $5,640.35. Isler said Monday morning he had the money secured, counted and converted into a cashier’s check for presentation to the MDA’s Charlotte office.

“The community made this possible,” Isler said.

Isler also expressed appreciation for Walmart’s cooperation in the effort.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Milee Huffman, 16, of Laurinburg, helped provide a face and name to Rockingham firefighters' efforts to "Fill the Boot" for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Milee Huffman, 16, of Laurinburg, helped provide a face and name to Rockingham firefighters’ efforts to “Fill the Boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Related coverage
* May 1: We’ve got the city covered
* April 27: Firefighters match face, name with a cause
* April 23: Firefighters to “Fill the Boot”

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