Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos began fundraising for this project in September of last year by selling 2-by-4 studs to its employees. Employees who purchased the studs were given the opportunity to write a special message to be built into the home. The event proved to be a huge success as it raised $44,000. In addition to their fundraising efforts, Harrah’s Cherokee has also organized volunteer days for its employees to go on site and provide hands-on assistance during the building process.
The recipient of the home is Amy, a single mother who currently lives in Haywood County with her two children. Amy is thrilled to have been selected by Habitat for Humanity and is excited for her new 1,100 square foot 3 bedroom, 2 bath home that is scheduled to be complete this fall.