About 20 off-duty firefighters from East Contra Costa County volunteered their time to ask for donations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 19, 2013, during the "Fill the Boot" charity drive at the corner of Lone Tree Way and Empire Avenue in Brentwood. The money raised will be given to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which uses the proceeds to help fund research, provide community services and educate the public on muscular dystrophy and other diseases of the nervous and muscular systems. The next drive will be at the corner of Fairview Avenue and Balfour Road in Brentwood on Aug. 23 starting at 9 a.m.