This Houston legend – known for opening his doors to the community during challenging times – is once again opening his furniture stores to shelter those who have lost power during the winter storms.
“Tough times never last, tough Texans do, and we’ll get through this also.” – Mattress Mack
Jim McIngvale, locally known as Mattress Mack, has never shied away from helping the community. From sheltering those affected by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey to his regular furniture donations to local families and schools, he has always had a heart of gold. Now during these battering winter storms that have left many in the chilling cold without power, water, and food, Mattress Mack has once again without a second thought, invited the hundreds in the community into his stores for warmth, water, and food.
Although it costs money to keep his stores open, to Mattress Mack, opening his stores to the community is and has always been an easy decision. “Least we could do is open this furniture store to let people come into a warmer place,” said Mattress Mack.”Sofas and plenty available TVs, plenty of available mattresses, plenty of available and lots of hot food.”
“We can afford [to keep the stores open] and what we can’t afford is to cause these people to lose hope, we got to give them hope. This is what my parents would have done.” – Mattress Mack
This is especially life-changing and uplifting for local families including Densitra Hunt. “We spent the night, pretty much, in the cold, which is something I’ve never done,” Hunt stated. “With a 2-year-old, it was dreadful. We all just got in one bed and covered up.” Hunt’s family along with other Houston families are now safe and warm, enjoying beds, tables, chairs, heat, and nice hot meals. During difficult times, Mattress Mack’s kindness and generosity are constants that the community can always count on. The stars at night…are big and bright…deep in the heart of Mattress Mack.
Watch Mattress Mack’s interview with Good Morning America below
Featured image a screenshot of the video above from Good Morning America