Rimrock Subaru and
Family Service, Inc. Billings, MT
April, 7, 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 $6,583.25 to Family Service, Inc. directors at 1824 First Ave North, the home of Family Service on Wednesday, April 9th at 9:00am. This celebration of community generosity will take place in conjunction with the annual volunteer appreciation breakfast at Family Service.
Family Service 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 like back to school supplies for children, holiday meals and gifts, or vision care assistance, helping vulnerable children, adults and senior citizens.
The money raised during Subaru of America’s sixth annual “Share the Love” event, during which customers buying or leasing 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 local 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 first year that Subaru asked dealers to choose a hometown charity option, and we were thrilled to be able to 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 support the Family Service mission.”
Subaru of America officials have said they expect to donate $10 million to charities in 2014 as part of the “Share the Love” campaign, which has provided $35 million in donations over the last six years.
Rimrock Subaru, owned by Ernie Lee, John Soares and Steve Zabawa, has been in business at 324 S. 24th St W in Billings since 2002.
For more information: Ernie Lee, GM Rimrock Subaru 651-5200.
Jane McCracken, Director of Development, Family Service, Inc. 259-2269