WILL THE PROPOSED PANHANDLING ORDINANCE CAUSE PROBLEMS FOR THE FILL THE BOOT EFFORT?

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March is just right around the corner and Houston fire fighters are concerned about a proposed ordinance that could affect their fundraising efforts.

Each year the Houston Fire Department allows its fire fighters to participate in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s fill the boot campaign.
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It requires fire personel to essentially panhandle on the streets of Houston.

But the new proposed ordinance by Harris County limits the ability to stand in the streets and ask for that spare change.

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Brian Sky-Eagle with the Firefighters Union says he hopes the county allows an exception for the fill the boot campaign.

Sky-Eagle says his men wear safety vests during the effort and they’re safety conscious.

There’s no word when the full ordinance will be revealed.

Note: Houston firefighters raise about $500,000 a year with their fill the boot effort. Sky-Eagle also says those funds stay right here in Texas!