Mattress Mack is Already Stepping Up
Mattress Mack has always stepped up big time in times of disaster and is doing it again. Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale announced a massive relief effort to help families impacted by the devastating storm, as reported by KPRC CLICK2HOUSTON. He is preparing to send 30 TRUCKS loaded with relief supplies to areas that were damaged by Hurricane Ida. In addition, Louisiana residents that were in need of shelter were welcomed to stay at Gallery Furniture free with a Louisiana ID as the storm made landfall. He did the same thing during Hurricane Katrina as well.
JIM ALWAYS STEPS UP:
If you remember back to Hurricane Harvey, Mattress Mack transformed his furniture stores into shelters for Hurricane Harvey victims providing food and water. He also sent out his company’s moving trucks to help and rescue about 200 people. McIngvale has become a well-known figure in the city who has a history of donating to charitable causes, opening his furniture stores as shelters.
Over a million residents are without power right now. Utility crews from Houston and surrounding states are currently rolling out to help Louisianans who do not have electricity. Restoration could take weeks.
If you know of anyone locally taking donations, please let us know and we will add them to this list. Send emails to JP@townsquaremedia.com
Here is how you can help victims of Hurricane Ida right now:
The Salvation Army supports survivors and rescue workers by giving them food, drinks, shelter, emotional and spiritual care (800) SAL-ARMY.
The American Red Cross is looking for donations to help people in Louisiana. You can donate online here or by calling (800) RED-CROSS. You can also text the word IDA to 90999 to make a $10 donation.