Nearly 300 people accepted the mission to raise money for people experiencing a behavioral or drug abuse-related crisis at the FHN Festival of Trees Casino Royale Gala Friday, Nov. 22 at Grand River Hall in Freeport.

The spy-themed event raised more than $70,000 to achieve a goal set by an anonymous donor, who pledged to double-match all funds if a $50,000 goal was met.

Money raised from the Gala will help fund a planned Crisis Stabilization Center at FHN Family Counseling Center, a special unit that will serve people facing a substance abuse or behavioral health crisis. The double match brings the current fundraising total to more than $210,000.

The donor will double match all funds raised through Nov. 30. To take advantage of having your contribution tripled, visit Thank you for your support!

Listen to Tonya Meyer, FHN Foundation Executive Director and Gabriel Gonzalez, Assistant Vice President of Behavioral Health talk about the gala on the Dial-a-Doc radio show.