UPDATED 6:00 PM PT – Wednesday, February 17, 2021
A business owner in Texas converted his furniture stores into warming centers for those in need amid the winter storm. Jim McIngvale, better known as “Mattress Mack,” said two of his Gallery Furniture showrooms in Houston will be opened for anyone who needs a warm place to stay.
McIngvale noted coronavirus protocols will be followed and security will be provided. He also urged residents to drive safely as they make their way to his stores.
If you are in need of a warm place to stay and a meal, please stop by the 6006 N. Freeway showroom. We are open for business if you need furniture or mattresses, but most importantly we want everyone to stay safe and warm. Give us a call at 713-694-5570 with any questions. pic.twitter.com/2DSEcHzSFT
— @MattressMack (@MattressMack) February 17, 2021
“We are open as a shelter, [and] already got people coming in,” McIngvale said. “If your home is out of power, come out and see us. We’ve got food, we’ve got water, obviously bathrooms and we’ve got a facility that has lots of comfy furniture for you to ride out this storm. So we look forward to seeing you.”
“My parents taught me that the essence of living is giving.”
As winter weather pummels Texas, Houston businessman ‘Mattress Mack’ is back at it again, once more opening his furniture stores as shelters for those in need. https://t.co/9EjXWIPNaZ pic.twitter.com/yaP8kodTKE
— ABC News (@ABC) February 16, 2021
This is not the first time “Mattress Mack” has lent out a helping hand. Back in 2017, he also opened up his furniture stores to provide shelter for residents who were displaced during Hurricane Harvey.