Furniture stores open for people in need of shelter across Houston area

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Furniture store in Houston opens for people in need of shelter
A furniture store in Houston opened its doors to provide shelter and food for people displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

HOUSTON, Texas -- For those displaced by Hurricane Harvey, Gallery Furniture in Texas has opened its doors.

Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture, has opened numerous locations across the Houston area to provide shelter for people. He's offering flood victims food, beds and water.

"If you can safely join us, we invite you for shelter and food," @MattressMack tweeted.

"Dad, it doesn't surprise me you opened the stores to our fellow Houstonians, you would give your last breath for another, but it still amazes me how selfless you are," his daughter, Laura McIngvale Brown said on Facebook.

The shelters have food, beds and restrooms for anyone in need to use.