‘Mattress Mack’ opens Texas furniture stores as shelters amid storm

Vehicles drive on snow and sleet covered roads Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Spring, Texas. A winter storm dropping snow and ice sent temperatures plunging across the southern Plains, prompting a power emergency in Texas a day after conditions canceled flights and impacted traffic across large swaths of the U.S. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Vehicles drive on snow and sleet covered roads Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Spring, Texas. A winter storm dropping snow and ice sent temperatures plunging across the southern Plains, prompting a power emergency in Texas a day after conditions canceled flights and impacted traffic across large swaths of the U.S. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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UPDATED 6:00 PM PT – Wednesday, February 17, 2021

A business owner in Texas converted his furniture stores into warming centers for those in need amid the winter storm. Jim McIngvale, better known as “Mattress Mack,” said two of his Gallery Furniture showrooms in Houston will be opened for anyone who needs a warm place to stay.

McIngvale noted coronavirus protocols will be followed and security will be provided. He also urged residents to drive safely as they make their way to his stores.

“We are open as a shelter, [and] already got people coming in,” McIngvale said. “If your home is out of power, come out and see us. We’ve got food, we’ve got water, obviously bathrooms and we’ve got a facility that has lots of comfy furniture for you to ride out this storm. So we look forward to seeing you.”

This is not the first time “Mattress Mack” has lent out a helping hand. Back in 2017, he also opened up his furniture stores to provide shelter for residents who were displaced during Hurricane Harvey.

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