Rochester, NY, February 15, 2021 - The Rochester Airport Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 1636 would like to publicly acknowledge the support rendered by the M&T Bank location in Gates. Located at 1955 Buffalo Rd., their assistance was vital in the tallying and transfer of funds directly to MDA. This year, our Fill the Boot collection boxes were greatly impacted by the reduction of travelers due to COVID-19 but still raised nearly $1,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Donations made by travelers through the Frederick Douglass-Greater Rochester International Airport help meet the urgent need for MDA’s Frontline COVID-19 Emergency Fund to continue services for people living in our community with neuromuscular diseases across the country.
"IAFF members display an unwavering support for MDA year after year, raising critical funds and awareness to help our families get the care they need," says MDA CEO and President Lynn O'Connor Vos. "We are so thankful to IAFF and the Rochester Airport Firefighters Association Local 1636 for continuing their commitment to cure neuromuscular disease and for the flexibility to go virtual through this pandemic to protect everyone on the frontlines in our communities.”