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Big Hearts Makeover Fundraisers

By Amy Morrow
Eyewitness News Anchor/Reporter

CATOOSA COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -The Big Hearts Build is doing more than just building a home for Sharrock family, they're raising money to pay off their mortgage and help with other costs that can come along.

While some are busy at work at the site, others have their own work ahead of them.

There's a Chick-fil-a cow doing his best to grab attention along Battlefield Parkway in Fort Olgethorpe, but by the looks at this place someone already opened the barn door.

"You should see it in there it's packed., people are in there by the busloads," says Lauren DeLay.

All to support one family.

"I put the shirt on right away," says DeLay.

A shirt that screams "I support the Sharrock" family.

Long before Extreme Makeover Home Edition made instant celebrities of this Catoosa County family, Patrick Sharrock had already captured the hearts of the people here.

 We're told the family eats at the Battlefield Parkway Chick-fil-a couple a times a week.

"When he comes in he loves to tell jokes and they'll be times he'll stop and wait for you to laugh," says General Manager Adam Slaven.

All jokes aside this is serious business. The folks at Chick-fil-a in Ft. Olgethorpe wanted to help the Sharrock's and after a little brainstorming came up with a spirit night.

"It's awesome how many people are trying to support those people are total strangers people are just coming from everywhere," says Cheryl Clark.

"I've never seen the child without a smile when he comes in ... he puts a smile on our face," says Slaven.

Across town the Big Hearts Bash was underway with entertainment, a live auction, and at 100 dollars a ticket, they're hoping to pull in plenty of cash.

"That's our goal to cover anything we can for the family to make up for the losses incurred in the building," says Missy Thompson with KMT Creative.

The bank to date, is $70,000 to $80,000. The goal is 200 thousand dollars, organizers say that will cover the family's mortgage and initial taxes.

"A lotta the community is coming out and support and not all the details are final yet at the end of the building the giving continues," says Thompson.


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