Harrah’s Cherokee employees have volunteered 27,056 hours this year

by Apr 2, 2018COMMUNITY sgadugi


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., once stated that, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”

While some may be searching for the answers on how to live out this posed question, employees at Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos remain unwavering in their efforts to cultivate a positive environment and give back to the local communities in which they live and work through acts of volunteerism and monetary donations.

For quarter one of 2018, employees at Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos made a strong start to the year by accumulating a total of 27,056 service hours through the companies’ employee community outreach program, HERO (Harrah’s Employees Reaching Out). HERO focuses on the Caesars Code of Commitment to make the communities healthy and more vibrant places, and creates opportunity for employees to volunteer at local organizations including the Tsali Care Center, PAW’s Animal Shelter, Haywood Waterways, AWAKE and Valley River Humane Society.

In addition to their volunteer efforts, Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos also donated a share of $23,500 in cash and services to non-profit organizations in Western North Carolina including the Community Table, Industrial Opportunities Incorporated, Haywood Habitat for Humanity, Richie’s Alliance for Autism and REACH of Macon County.

“When it comes to community outreach, our employees never hesitate to become involved,” said Jo Ray, Regional Vice President of Community Relations & Employee Wellness at Harrah’s Cherokee. “Their willingness to volunteer their spare time to selflessly help others is truly inspiring. I’m so proud of our employees for their volunteer efforts this quarter, and look forward to the great work they will continue to do throughout the year.”

– Harrah’s Cherokee Casino