Realtors Tami Rebman, left, and Mike Boylan (American West Properties), Columbia Basin Board of Realtors board president Bennett Christianson (Christianson Realty Group), Agape House executive director Dave Hughes, Agape House board president Daniel Wattenburger and realtor Dean Kegler (American West Properties) celebrate a fundraiser to benefit the Hermiston-based nonprofit organization.

The Columbia Basin Board of Realtors held a fundraiser to help support Eastern Oregon Mission, the parent organization of Agape House and Martha’s House.

Members of the group collected donations at their annual Christmas party and brought in $2,529.

The realtors’ association expressed appreciation for the generous support from the community, said Bennett Christianson of Christianson Realty Group, who also serves as the Columbia Basin Board of Realtors president.

“It is our pleasure to do what we are able in order to reciprocate that support and stand alongside amazing local charities, such as the Agape House,” he said. “As an organization, we believe in what the Agape House is doing to help those in need and feel honored to be a part of it.”

Agape House and Martha’s House serve individuals and families in need. For more information, call executive director Dave Hughes at 541-567-8774.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the Columbia Basin Board of Realtors had collected money for the Agape House at the Peace and Goodwill Hermiston Community Christmas Concert. The board raised the money at its annual Christmas party. The concert also raised money for Agape House, but was not run by the Realtors board.

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