Mattress Mack, the CEO of Gallery Furniture is far more than just a great businessman. He’s the backbone of a city that’s been devastated by Hurricane Harvey earlier this year.
This weekend is no different as has Mattress Mack leads a weekend giveaway at Gallery Furniture. In full holiday spirit, Mattress Mack will play the role as Santa, yet again!
Hundreds of bags filled with toys for local Houston kids, 7,000 pairs of Van shoes and thousands of dollars worth of furniture will be donated to those in need.
“I felt so helpless. You could just see all the debris just floating everywhere,” Margo Ortiz said.
The images of Harvey’s wrath still haunt Ortiz and her family, who’ve been living in a motel ever since their Dickinson home was flooded four months ago.
On Friday, the family of four had a chance to pick out up to $10,000 worth of new furniture, as they prepare to move back home. The Ortiz’s were one of 30 families that are receiving help, as part of Gallery Furniture’s annual Christmas giveaway.
“On the way up here, we were just like, we can’t believe we’re really doing this. This is a blessing. This is a miracle,” Ortiz said.
“I’m not a hero. The heroes are the first responders– the police, the firemen and medical personnel who risk their lives during Hurricane Harvey. And the heroes are the incredible people who had eight feet of water in their houses and still have this resilient, ‘can-do’ Texas spirit. Those are the heroes, not me. I’m just a facilitator of things like this toy drive,” Jim McIngvale said.
The toy and shoe giveaway kicks off from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24.