Cherokee Preservation Foundation, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, and the Office of the Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are sponsoring the 12th annual Cherokee Day of Caring, an all-day community service event, on Thursday, May 19. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up now.
During the daylong event, members of the EBCI and community will help 10 families or individuals in particular need who have been nominated by their community clubs. Volunteers will lend a hand with painting, yard clean-up, gardening, and fix-it projects. Approximately 300 volunteers participated in the event last year.
No special skills are necessary in order to participate, but they would be valuable. Anyone that would like to volunteer the entire eight-hour period between 8am – 4pm are asked to call Deb Owle 497-5550. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort employees should call Janna Hyatt at 497-8853.
Another feature of the Cherokee Day of Caring will be the honoring of 10 Quiet Heroes who have served their communities unselfishly and a Good Neighbor Award for someone who has significantly helped members of the EBCI, but who does not live in one of the EBCI communities.