BUFFALO, N.Y. — The USS The Sullivans at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park is in danger of sinking.

Harsh winter weather and high winds have severely damaged the hull of the 78-year-old destroyer. Workers are using pumps to remove water coming into the ship, but they are struggling to keep up. And the damage is only expected to get worse.

The park is asking for the public's help to save the piece of history with donations.

At least $100,000 is needed to make emergency repairs to keep the ship afloat until major long-term repairs can be made.

To learn more about the USS The Sullivans, or to donate to repairs, click here.