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A Home Makeover For Family Of Fallen Deputy Jeremiah MacKay

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Redlands, CA -

Today I met Dawn, Alan, Angie, Lynette and Cayden MacKay. In February, Dawn and Alan lost their son, Lynette her husband and Cayden his dad.

Detective Jeremiah Mackay was attached to the Yucaipa office of the Sheriffs Dept. On February 12th MacKay was killed in an ambush by Ex-LAPD cop Christopher Dorner. I met them because Lynette's home was getting a makeover. It was a project of Team Home Depot and the Home Depot Foundation that aims to give back to the community.

MacKay family friend Tanner Larson got together with Home Depot's Matt Fleischer and they made plans for a makeover that includes re-sodding the yard, building a children's room, new windows, painting and more. MacKay's sister Angie was touched by the outpouring a the Redlands home. The detective's widow Lynette "feeling very blessed." Dad and mom... overwhelmed.

It was, as our Tony Potts said several times on the air, "something good from something bad." All of that said I was most moved by MacKay's widow. Tears cascading down her face she told me she still misses her husband. "It's very hard."

Hal Eisner

 

(FOX 11) 80 volunteers from The Home Depot and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department are transforming the home of fallen police officer Jeremiah MacKay's wife, Lynette MacKay, and their two young children. Volunteers will install new windows and doors, remove and replace carpeting, flooring, and gutters, and install exterior lighting on the home. They will also complete outdoor projects including landscaping and install a new garage door.

Deputy MacKay was killed in the line of duty by Christopher Dorner on Feb 12, 2013

This project is one of many in The Home Depot Foundation's initiative to positively transform neighborhoods and perform basic repairs and modifications to homes and facilities across the country.

The Home Depot Foundation is dedicated to improving the homes of U.S. military veterans through financial and volunteer resources to help nonprofit organizations. The Foundation has committed $80 million to these efforts over five years. Through Team Depot, the company's associate-led volunteer program, thousands of Home Depot associates volunteer their time and talents to positively transform neighborhoods and perform basic repairs and modifications to homes and facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs. Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $340 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities.

(Source: Home Depot Foundation)

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