`Fill the Boot' raises $125,000 for victims' families

September 28, 2001

Howard County motorists gave more than $125,000 to about 100 county firefighters and police officers who manned street corners last weekend to collect money for the families of their fallen counterparts in New York.

The firefighters and police officers collected the money as part of their "Fill the Boot" campaign, which also raised $10,000 this year to help fight muscular dystrophy.

Pointers Run Elementary School parents and staff members gave nearly $4,000 to the fire department in a hand-painted bag containing letters from schoolchildren to New York City firefighters.

Hundreds of firefighters and police officers were killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center towers Sept. 11.

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