(CelebrityAccess News Service) — Nearly 100 crew members turned out to assist in the construction of a home to be donated in the name of Cher to Habitat for Humanity, a ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat for Humanity, which happens to be one of Cher's favorite charities, will donate the newly constructed home to local family. The build took place in Newport, a community near Minneapolis, which is one of the destinations for Cher's "Living Proof" farewell concert tour. Members of Cher's tour group secretly began raising money in honor of her birthday, May 20, to give her a meaningful gift, one that would touch her heart.
Individuals involved with all aspects of the tour including Cher herself, the band, dancers, crew, management, promoter, travel agents, transportation, legal, video, sound, lights and set construction secretly raised $50,000 and also donated their time to assist in the construction of the home. A banner at the worksite read "The House that Cher Built…with a little help from her friends!"
Clear Channel Entertainment, the promoter for the "Living Proof" tour, donated $25,000 towards the construction of the home. Other parties that made the construction possible include Roger Davies Management, Lindsey Scott Management, Cassis Travel Services, LSD Lighting, Vari Light, Clear Brothers Sound, Nocturne Video, Giant Merchandising, Rock-It Cargo, Roadshow Trucking, and Hemphill Brothers Coach.–by Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner