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Firefighters raise thousands for Muscular Dystrophy

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August 31, 2004

Camilla - A greenery giveaway grew a big check for Muscular Dystrophy.

Camilla Firefighters gave away 3,000 donated plants and trees for a donation.

Last year, they raised $260, but this time around they netted more than $3,000.

Camilla Firefighter, Lt. Bill Marshall, says, "A lot of the people we were offering them trees with a donation, but most of them they weren't worried about getting something for them, they were more worried about donating money for the cause itself."

Donations were also dropped in firefighter boots.

Firefighters say this year they were inspired to do more because of the death of Mattie Stepanek, the boy who was in the national spotlight for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

They hope to beat this year's check next year.

posted at 5:24PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com