02/07/19 Wesley Bunnell | Staff
New Britain Firefighters Local 992 presented a check for $13,121.00 at the Beaver St. fire headquarters on Thursday afternoon to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The money was raised during 2018 through the Fill The Boot campaign which consisted of street collections, MDA Night with the New Britain Bees, Alvarium Brewery and Five Churches Brewery as well as collections from outside Stop & Shop and The Great American Boom. Over the last two years Local 992 has raised over $32,000.00 for MDA. The IADF in Connecticut has raised $265,000.00 in CT for 2018 combined from all locals. Holding the check are Firefighter Matthew Abdifar, Executive Director Kevin Cassesse from the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Fire Chief Raul Ortiz.