BUFFALO, N.Y. — A local car dealership is coming to the aid of USS The Sullivans just 24 hours after it was announced the ship is on the brink of sinking.

West Herr is donating $50,000 to the Buffalo and Erie County naval and military park to repair the 78-year-old destroyer.

Due to the harsh winter and damaging winds, the ship began taking on water, requiring crews to pump it out.

On Friday, the naval park asked the community to raise $100,000 for emergency repairs. That is until large scale ones can be made this summer.

With the help of West Herr, the naval park is halfway to reaching that goal and keeping the ship afloat.