Members of the Greenville and Winterville fire departments met at the University Commons in Greenville for the annual 'Fill the Boot' event.
Procedes from the fundraiser go toward the muscular dystrophy association.
Its an event some of these men hold very close to their heart. Event organizer Fred Baxter explains how a little girl named Emma that visited the fire station helped inspire the drive.
He says, "She came in and she just melted everyone's heart. And we see what just the little things that they need when you have a condition like hers. I mean getting a flu shot, going to the doctor stuff like that, it just drains a family and us coming out here spending 12 or 14 hours of our life and we can raise 10-000 dollars so they dont have to worry about stuff like that its just wonderful for us,"
The goal is to raise $10,000 dollars this weekend. The firefighters will be out again Sunday from 10 a-m until 5 p-m.