KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

Kingsport firefighters were out in full force Saturday at the Food City on Moreland Drive looking for donations to "fill the boot."    

All the money the fire department gets goes 100 percent back to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, or MDA. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the partnership.

MDA is a non-profit health agency dedicated to saving and improving the lives of people with the muscle disease. The donations the fire department receives helps fund research and support groups, monthly clinics at the UT Medical Center, among other services.

Jeremy Pitts with the Kingsport Fire Department says, "This is just another opportunity for us to give back to the community to help the kids that need a little something special."

The Kingsport Fire Department will be out again next Friday and Saturday at the Food City on Eastman Drive.