For immediate Release –
Family Service, Inc. of Billings
Nets $12,189 from Subaru Christmas fund drive
April 15, 2014
Rimrock Subaru of Billings recently announced the results of its “Share The Love” winter campaign to support Billings’ own Family Service, Inc. Subaru of America will be presenting a check for $12,189 to Family Service, Inc. staff and directors at the Billings Depot, April 15, 2015. Family Service, Inc. works to prevent homelessness and alleviate poverty in Yellowstone County. They assist struggling families with basic needs, including food, clothing, rent and utilities. They also offer special services – such as emergency prescription assistance and vision care assistance – that help vulnerable children, adults and senior citizens.
The money was raised during Subaru of America’s 7th annual “Share the Love” event, during which each customer who bought or leased a new Subaru had the opportunity to designate a $250 donation from Subaru to charity. Five national charities were selected by Subaru of America, and individual Subaru retailers were allowed to add a sixth charity from their local community.
Rimrock Subaru partnered with Family Service, Inc., a decision clearly embraced by the dealership’s customer base. More than a third of Rimrock Subaru’s customers chose to designate Subaru’s donation to Family Service, Inc., resulting in a fundraising success that exceeded expectations.
“Family Service has operated in Billings for more than 100 years.”Said Executive Director, Stacy Brown.
“Generous donors and volunteers are vital partners in our work, making it possible to provide help, preserve dignity and instill hope among our neighbors in need.”
“This was the second year that Subaru asked dealers to choose a hometown charity option, and we were excited to again partner with Family Service Inc.,” said Ernie Lee, Owner/Partner of Rimrock Subaru. “Family Service Inc. changes lives, and helps stop the cycle of homelessness in our community. Our customers appreciate that, and they had no problem helping to support the Family Service mission.”
Subaru of America officials have said they expect to donate over $15 million to charities in 2015 as part of the 2014 “Share the Love” campaign, which has provided nearly 50 million in donations over the last seven years.
Rimrock Subaru, owned by Lee and his wife, Kelly; John and Ann Soares and Steve Zabawa and his wife Susan Sullivan, has been in business at 324 S. 24th St W in Billings since 2002.
For more information: Ernie Lee, GM Rimrock Subaru 651-5200.
Stacy Brown, Executive Director, Family Service, Inc. 259-2269