As Hurricane Harvey continues to pound parts of the Gulf, emotional images of devastation, charity and rescue continue to filter out of the Texas area.
With thousands of people displaced in the Houston area, finding room to shelter them all has become an issue. Knowing this, Gallery Furniture, a furniture store with several locations around Houston, decided to open their showrooms to people in need.
The owner of the store, Jim McIngvale, better known as Mattress Mack, tweeted to residents, “We invite you for shelter and food.”
Families can be seen resting on the plush couches and mattresses on the giant showroom floor.
Jim McIngvale’s daughter posted a photo of a mother and child sleeping on one of the showroom sofas to her Facebook page, “Dad, it doesn’t surprise me on it you opened the stores to our fellow Houstonians, you would give your last breath for another, but it still amazes me how selfless you are. More than any being on earth, I hope I’m half the person you are one day. During these horrific 5 days my faith in humanity has been restored over and over, and you Dad are at the top of that list.”
Well done Mattress Mack. #HoustonStrong