Jim "Mattress Mack" Mcingvale stepped forward to help the Houston community during the destruction of Hurricane Harvey, opening his Gallery Furniture stores as a shelter for Houstonians who lost their homes in the catastrophic floods.
Monday, McIngvale appeared on Good Morning America, with host and Houston native Michael Strahan, to announce one more way he's assisting residents through the tragedy.
McIngvale will open his North Freeway store (6006 North Fwy.) on Thanksgiving Day to share a holiday meal with those in-need. The "Gather and Give Thanks" lunch is scheduled from 10 am to 4 pm on Thursday, November 23.
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Mcingvale also got a shout out from Michael Strahan, who is in Houston for a segment on Good Morning America about local nonprofit, Rebuilding Together Houston, to assist those displaced by the hurricane. The volunteer organization has a goal of rebuilding 1,000 Harvey-damaged homes.
With my man Mattress Mack who is a legend here in Houston. He owns Gallery Furniture and opened his stores to people with nowhere to go during the storms and also chartered a 737 jet and flew first responders and military Vets to Game 6 of the World Series as a thank you. He on the spot told the lady whose house we were watching them work on this morning that she can come to the store and pick out anything she wants to furnish her house! He’s also throwing a huge Thanksgiving dinner party for thousands of people. Amazing man who I’ve admired for his philanthropy since High School.
Nov 13, 2017 at 11:27am PST