Downtown McKinney hosts giveback event for Kentucky tornado survivors

historic downtown McKinney sign
A percentage of Dec. 29 sales from select businesses in downtown McKinney will go toward rebuilding Mayfield, Kentucky's historic downtown. (Brooklynn Cooper/Community Impact Newspaper)

A percentage of Dec. 29 sales from select businesses in downtown McKinney will go toward rebuilding Mayfield, Kentucky's historic downtown. (Brooklynn Cooper/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

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


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

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

A complete list of businesses participating in the Dec. 29 campaign can be found on the city of McKinney website. It will be updated regularly.
By Brooklynn Cooper
Brooklynn Cooper covers public education in Frisco and McKinney. Previously, she reported on southern Dallas for The Dallas Morning News. The Durham, N.C. native and devoted Tar Heel fan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019.