Iredell Sheriff Darren Campbell (left) accepts a check from Terry Levan.
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From employee reports
Iredell Sheriff Darren Campbell called Terry Levan a true friend of the law enforcement, and Levan recently proved it by raising more than $ 5,000.
Levan raised money through his business, Tilley Harley-Davidson, through the first annual Don Tilley Poker Run. Levan recently presented Campbell with a check for $ 5,074.22.
The success of the poker run was attributed to Old Bob's BBQ and the overwhelming support from the community.
Hundreds of drivers came out of the area last October to assist local law enforcement agencies, Campbell said.
The money will go to an organization set up to support the families of the members of the sheriff's office.
The Iredell County's Family Auxiliary will benefit directly from this generous donation, Campbell said.
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This internal self-help group is only a few years old and offers the agency the opportunity to grow together as a family. The rescuer often answers tough calls for loved ones who are sick or deceased, and celebrates births and other achievements, Campbell said.
He said community support like this poker run would be helpful in other areas too.
Programs aimed at building relationships with young people are also facing financial pressures, he said. However, Campbell said the desire to help young people means finding other areas of funding.