LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — On Friday, March 17, Mission BBQ presented a $2,098 check for the Lynchburg Fire Department Museum.

On behalf of the museum, Lynchburg Fire Department (LFD) Deputy Chief Jonathan Wright stopped by Mission BBQ on Wards Road to accept the check. According to LFD, the money came from Mission BBQ’s sale of blue American Heroes cups.

Deputy Chief Jonathan Wright accepts a check from Mission BBQ

The Lynchburg Fire Department Museum serves as a staple in the department’s history. From images of some of its earliest fire trucks and crews, the museum shows the legacy of its officials dating back to its first Fire Chief, Alexander Thurman in 1883. It reflects the heritage of the fire department and shows some of its traditions.

“Thank you to Community Ambassador Roberta Sonner and the rest of the staff at Mission for their continued support!,” said the Lynchburg Fire Department.

For more information on the fire department and its museum, visit their website.