Texas mattress stores opens doors to Harvey evacuees

Houston furniture stores open as Harvey shelter

Houston furniture stores open as Harvey shelter

Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale opened his furniture stores, Gallery Furniture, to evacuees, and he's doing it because the community helped him when he needed it most after someone set fire to his store's warehouse in 2009, KENS reported.

Unlike Osteen, who initially refused to open his 17,000-capacity Houston church to the needy, selfless mattress company boss McIngvale has turned his stores into makeshift storm shelters and welcomed all with open arms.

A number of other venues have also opened as shelters in the area, including Houston's George Brown Convention Center, which has 1.8 million square feet of space. "We sent volunteers out in Houston picking up people", McIngvale said.

SBA Communications Corporation (SBAC) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Morgan Stanley
SBA Communications Corporation has a beta of 0.75, offering the possibility of a higher rate of return, but also posing more risk. Currently, 648.32 million total shares are owned by the public and among those 642.6 million shares have been available to trade.

'When the hurricane first hit down here, my thought was this is going to be a one-day event, ' McIngvale told NPR. Currently, there are 400 adults and children at two of his stores.

"I was raised as a Catholic".

"If we can do that and make their lives a little easier as they try and get things back together, then maybe we've done something right in our lives", he said.

BLB&B Advisors LLC Has $10832000 Stake in General Electric Company (GE)
It dived, as 48 investors sold MA shares while 447 reduced holdings. 139 funds opened positions while 483 raised stakes. Investors might also notice that three month ago the Buy recommendations (15) outnumbered Sell recommendations (0).

He's also, largely known for his philanthropy. He gives rooms full of furniture to those who need them for Christmas.

McIngvale has provided shelter to people once before. His stores also provided shelter for Hurricane Katrina victims in 2005.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporatio (NASDAQ:BGFV) Trading Down - Shorts Down -14.89%
The value of the investment in DKS increased from $10,258,000 to $6,047,509,000 a change of $6,037,251,000 quarter to quarter. Blackrock Advsrs Limited Co holds 0% or 130,003 shares. 91,442 were reported by Motley Fool Wealth Mgmt Lc. (NYSE:IBM).

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.