Firefighters are lining the streets of an intersection in Rhinelander. For the sixth year in a row they’re asking for donations to support kids with muscular dystrophy.
On the corner of North Stevens Street and Highway W, firefighters in yellow safety vests are holding big rubber boots full of money. Rhinelander Fire Lieutenant Aaron Swaney says it’s a unique way to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
November and December is a big time for shopping. It’s also a critical time for people who need assistance. The Rhinelander Salvation Army is seeking bell-ringers to stand outside big stores and collect donations.
WXPR’s Ken Krall sat down with coordinator Kim Swisher.
Swisher says 86 cents out of every dollar goes to help needy families in Rhinelander.