Petty family donates to fire department after garage fire

The Petty Family Foundation donated $1,000 to the Level Cross (N.C.) Fire Department Thursday (Petty Family Foundation)
The Petty Family Foundation donated $1,000 to the Level Cross (N.C.) Fire Department Thursday (Petty Family Foundation)
The Petty Family Foundation donated $1,000 to the Level Cross (N.C.) Fire Department Thursday
(Petty Family Foundation)

The Petty Family Foundation donated $1,000 to the Level Cross (N.C.) Fire Department Thursday as a way of thanking the local firefighters for their help with a recent minor fire. A fire was reported on Saturday, April 2, at the site of Petty’s Garage and the Richard Petty Museum, the historical site of Petty Enterprises.

The 2-alarm fire however was quickly contained to a portion of the building and was controlled quickly by the Station 43 firefighters. There were no injuries and little damage to the structure.

“Because of their efforts, damage to our facility was minimal,” said Shannon Newman, Director of Development for the Petty Family Foundation. “This donation from the Petty family is their way to demonstrate their appreciation and support for our community firefighters. They are such an important part of the Level Cross community, and we sincerely thank Chief Russell and his staff.”

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