Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A thank you to Largo community for its support of the annual 'Fill the Boot' campaign from the Largo Professional Firefighters.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Dear Editor, The Largo Professional Firefighters are very proud of their citizens!!! With all of their support the first part of the annual "Help Largo Firefighters Fight Muscular Dystrophy" or the famous firefighter boot drive was a great success. This is one of many ways that our firefighters give back to ourcommunities and they're all proud to serve and protect us. The Largo check will be presented on the MDA telethon, over Labor Day weekend. Thank you for your support and remember to be safe this Christmas holiday season.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Largo Fire Rescue and the local firefighters union will collect money to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association from Dec. 11-13.
Largo Fire Rescue will be collecting this week for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. As motorists wait at lights around Largo this week, they will also have the opportunity to help the MDA. Last year, Largo Fire Rescue raised more than $10,000 for MDA with the support of the community. MDA is a nonprofit health agency focused on finding treatments and cures for various neuromuscular diseases including muscular dystrophy, Amyotophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and related diseases. Largo Fire Rescue's annual "Filll the Boot" campaign will be Dec. 11-13. Times will be 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the following intersections around Largo: Sign up for the Largo Patch email newsletter to get our headlines delivered to your…
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Largo firefighters banned together to raise $10,915 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's "Fill the Boot" campaign. In this tough economy the city's firefghters were still able to raise $2000 more than last year, said Erin Authier, executive director of MDA St. Petersburg, who presented a certificate of appreciation to Largo Fire Rescue during the Sept. 6 city commission meeting. "We are proud of our firefighters," said Mayor Pat Gerard. Statewide, firefighters collected $1,996,337 in over 300 communities in the 2010 campaign. They are MDA's largest source of funding. MDA sponsored Firefighter Appreciation Month in September 2011 to show their appreciation to the department.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
The National Beta Club recognizes community service, leadership, good character and academic excellence.These kids are dedicated to the club's motto: "Let Us Lead by Serving Others".
What do you get when you combine free time and teenagers? For Pinellas Preparatory Academy's Junior Beta Club kids, the combination means actively helping the community. At the beginning of the school year the kids encouraged parents, staff and the community to donate blood for the American Red Cross. They held hand-made signs and reminded adults in the school's car circle to make time to donate blood. In January, they worked to raise school awareness about the Humane Society of Pinellas County. The kids campaigned to get the much-needed items listed on the organization's wish list. During their Jan. 27 facility tour, the kids donated towels, liquid soap, bleach, cat food and litter to the organization. "That's the whole purpose of this …