Reporter: Melinda Zosh
Forest, VA – The Virginia Corvette Club is helping a local fire department raise money. They held a car show today at Royal Auto Credit in Forest.
About 57 cars including several classics were featured in the show. The event brought in $2,000 to help restore a fire truck.
It was dispatched to the Pentagon from its station in Maryland on 9/11. The Big Island Volunteer Fire Department then bought the truck to replace one it had donated.
“We were gonna buy a new one, the new one at the time was between 500 to $550,000 This one, we bought for $20,000. When the economy tanked we just couldn’t afford to borrow half a million dollars,” said Big Island Vol. Fire Dept. Chief Brandon Cocke.
Firefighters say they need $20,000 to finish repairs on the truck. If you’d like to learn more go here: http://www.bigislandfire.com/news/index/layoutfile/home