BILLINGS – The Billings Association of Realtors held its 13th annual casino night benefiting charity Tuesday.
This year, casino night benefits Billings Family Service, a local nonprofit that provides assistance to families in need.
“We want to bring people together,” said Brian Terry, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker’s Billings office. “To show support for nonprofits that are reaching out and helping our community.”
The Billings Association of Realtors didn’t immediately have the total amount raised Tuesday, but representatives said they expect to raise about $20,000 for Family Service tonight.
All the money raised at Casino Night goes directly to the nonprofit, and will help with its upcoming move to a new spot on First Avenue South on Billings South Side.
“This is a tremendous shot in the arm for us,” Billings Family Service Executive Director Stacy Brown said. “But even more so for the people that we serve. It’s going to be a bigger facility with more options. It gives a lot of dignity and respect to the need we serve.”
Over the past 13 casino nights, the Billings Association of Realtors has raised $604,000 for local charities.