McKinnon gives back to OKC community

For each house sold McKinnon will give percentage to local charity to help families in need

OKLAHOMA CITY – McKinnon Family Properties today announced a new community giving partnership with the Oklahoma City-based charity Heart & Home Makeovers.  The local and family-owned real estate investment firm announced for each house they sell they will donate a percentage to the charity to fund house renovations for OKC families in need.

“We love what Deidra and her team does at Heart & Home,” said Brandon Coon, owner at McKinnon Family Properties.  “Their mission is to restore a healing environment in a house where a family has experienced loss or trauma.  This complements our mission to help Oklahoma families with their property needs.”

To be the recipient of a renovation, a family must be nominated for a home renovation or improvement project through Heart & Home’s website.   After a family has been approved for the renovation, executive director, Deidra Livingood, creates a budget, design, repair and renovation plan.  All of the work is done by volunteers and local companies that donate their time and services.  As such, Heart & Home is able to complete major renovations at about a third of the typical cost.

“I experienced the loss of my father at age 7 and then my husband at age 36,” said Deidra Livingood. “So I know how trauma manifests in a family’s house.  It’s always my goal to take a room and transform it into something that brings a sense of peace and beauty when a family walks into it.

“We are so thankful for McKinnon’s new partnership.  They have already funded one renovation; we can’t wait to get started on the next project.  We are going to be able to reach so many more families thanks to their support,” said Livingood.

To learn more about McKinnon Family Properties visit their website here.  To learn more about Heart & Home or to nominate a family, donate or volunteer click here.


Brandon, Crystal & Deidra at the first house renovation for the Cosby Family.

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