August 28, 2013: IAFF locals’ Fill-the-Boot drives and other fundraising efforts across the country have raised hundreds of millions of dollars, and helped thousands of children, teens, adults -- including IAFF members -- who have struggled with these terrible diseases.
This year's MDA Telethon, "Show of Strength" - which airs September 1 - will demonstrate how IAFF members in communities throughout the country support MDA and its mission, and is a good opportunity to promote your local's efforts to fundraise for MDA.
To assist in these efforts, the IAFF has prepared a sample press release that affiliates can customize and send to the media. Be sure to follow up with reporters to let them know you are available for interviews about your support for MDA and the rich history fire fighters across the country share with MDA.
The release can also be used for posts on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.
Contact Information for Local Union Executive Board Members
You can access the most accurate contact information for local union officers from the IAFF website by clicking on this link. After you log-in, click on Dashboard, then Officer Resources and then Affiliate Directory.. You can search by local name, local number, by state, or by the officers name if you know it. This data is updated daily.