Texas residents are still trying to rebuild more than a year after Hurricane Harvey caused unprecedented flooding in the Houston area.
That’s why Jim McIngvale, better known as Houston’s hometown hero “Mattress Mack,” is still helping residents affected get back on their feet.
On Tuesday, McIngvale allowed Mavis Henderson, a disabled veteran and retired nurse, to go on a shopping spree throughout his store – all expenses paid, KTRK-TV reported.
Henderson made out of Gallery Furniture with $10,000 in furniture and another $3,600 in accessories.
“It’s just a blessing when people help you,” she said. “And Mattress Mack … I just truly thank him.”
Henderson isn’t the only flood victim McIngvale helped this week. Thirty-four other families who lost everything will also be given the chance to replace their belongings at the store.
McIngvale, known for his zany commercials and for posting bible verses and encouraging quotes to the store’s Twitter account, has long been a staple of the community after opening his store 37 years ago.
Rise & Shine!
May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.
-1 Thessalonians 3:12
— MattressMack (@MattressMack) September 19, 2018
The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.
-James Cash Penney
— MattressMack (@MattressMack) September 18, 2018
Last year, in the aftermath of Harvey, McIngvale went to incredible lengths to serve evacuees in need, opening up his 160,000-square foot showroom as a makeshift shelter.
Our GF N FWRY & GF Grand PKWY stores are open for those in need. If you can safely join us, we invite you for shelter and food. God Bless. pic.twitter.com/IHHgjKmjMY
— MattressMack (@MattressMack) August 28, 2017
Months later, McIngvale even hosted Thanksgiving dinner at the store for “anybody and everybody,” as the community continued to recover.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 13, 2017