Downtown McKinney hosts homecoming event for Kentucky tornado survivors

A percentage of December 29 sales from select businesses in downtown McKinney will be used to rebuild Mayfield, historic downtown Kentucky. (Brooklynn Cooper / Community Impact Journal)

McKinney residents have a local opportunity to support those affected by the tornadoes that ravaged the country earlier this month.

Jennifer Klassen, owner of a historic business and property in McKinney, along with McKinney Main Street and the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, will host a fundraiser on December 29 called McKinney Heart Mayfield. A percentage of sales from some businesses in downtown McKinney and other parts of the city will go to rebuilding Mayfield, the downtown district of Kentucky, which was devastated by the December tornadoes.

Alternatively, donors can contribute directly to a GoFundMe hosted by McKinney Main Street. All donations to GoFundMe will benefit the Mayfield Community Foundation.

The Ross family and Lone Star Wine Cellars opened the campaign with a contribution of $ 5,000, according to a press release. A week later, the campaign has donated more than $ 12,500.

A full list of companies participating in the December 29 campaign can be found on the website McKinney town site. It will be updated regularly.

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