BRAWLEY â€“ The Brawley Firefighters Association (BFFA) held a Boot Drive for the Imperial Valley Burn Institute Friday, March 20.
â€œAll the money raised in Imperial Valley stays local to help burn survivors and to do fire prevention in the community,â€ said Christina Lesniak, with the Burn Institute.
The Boot Drive raised over $4,600.
â€œWe help out every year with the Burn Institute,â€ said Mike York, Captain of the Brawley Fire Department and President of the BFFA. â€œThey do a lot for burn survivors. They help us out with our open house and our fire prevention activities. They supply us with lots of materials. Weâ€™re happy to help.â€
â€œThis money was given by the community for the community,â€ said Brawley Fire Fighter and Vice President of BFFA Â Justin Riley. â€œWe are thankful for every cent.â€
The Boot Drive raised over $4,600. This amount was the largest collected by the BFFA.
â€œThis is by far the most money that we have raised in our boot drives here in the City of Brawley,â€ said York. â€œWe are completely blown away by the support of the community and how caring and generous they are.â€