Jim McIngvale, aka, Mattress Mack is out to help his community yet again. You might remember him for his actions following Hurricane Harvey's destruction of the city of Houston. Mack is the owner of Gallery Furniture who opened up his doors during the massive flooding after Hurricane Harvey devastated the region. People were able to seek shelter under his roof for absolutely free. He helped feed, cloth and shelter people who had lost their homes and everything else they owned.
He received national attention for his selfless gestures, and he continued even after the initial emergency was averted. He decided that he needed to do something for the first respondents who risked their lives during the disaster. Mack purchased 90 tickets to game six of the American League Championship Series so that first responders could take in a Houston Astros's game as they worked their way towards their first World Series title.
Some people would feel that they had done enough for the people around them at this point, not Mack. He is opening his doors to the community yet again.
Yesterday, on Good Morning America, Mattress Mack did an interview with host Michael Strahan where he announced that his store would be hosting an open Thanksgiving dinner for the community, free of charge.
Mack said he was inspired to host the dinner after seeing the resilience of the Houston community.
"Everyday I’m amazed by the resilience of these people, and how brave they are and how strong they are," he said. "I think if we can get people together around a meal it’s a great way to build relationships, and that’s what we’re trying to do, build relationships and move forward as a community."
Mack is funding all of the food out of his own pockets, but numerous businesses have offered to help with the preparation and cooking, with many volunteers have offering to donate their time in order to make the dinner a success.
Mack has tried to avoid being labeled a hero. He has been quote on several occasions as saying, "to hell with profits, let's take care of people."
It makes you feel good knowing some people do what they do, just because it is the right thing to do.
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