Houston furniture store opens its doors to flood victims

McIngvale has done this before, including during floods last year and during Hurricane Katrina.


The owner of two local furniture stores, Gallery Furniture, has opened the two locations to 400 victims of the Texas floods resulting from Hurricane Harvey.

Jim McIngvale, known locally as “Mattress Mack,” advertised his personal cell phone number this week in an announcement in which he offers support to victims of the floods:

“We’re opening up both buildings as shelters during this horrible time,” Jim McIngvale said in a video on the company Facebook Page. “We’ve got lots of beds, we’ve got lots of food, we got water, and you can even bring your animals.”

McIngvale announced this in a live video broadcast.

“If you need something, call, and we’ll try to get you whatever help we can. We’re all in this together … We’ll come out of this stronger and better than ever before.”

But he didn’t stop there. McIngvale also sent out his fleet of delivery trucks to pick up people in need of help and shelter from the weather.

McIngvale has done this before, including during floods last year and during Hurricane Katrina. According to NPR, “He built his stores on elevated concrete to make them floodproof.”

According to the Gallery Furniture Facebook page,

“Gallery Furniture is at capacity in terms of shelter at both GF North Freeway and GF Grand Parkway. Gallery Furniture encourages all Houstonians in need of shelter to go the George R Brown Convention Center as we all continue to pray and work together.”

The furniture stores are in need of donations of cleaning supplies, such as Clorox, shovels, Pinesol, shop vacs, and sponges. Their two locations are 6006 N. Freeway and 7227 W. Grand Parkway South.


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