Furniture Store Owner is Sending Trucks Loaded with Relief Supplies to Families Impacted by Hurricane Ida


A furniture store owner has announced a massive disaster relief effort to help those who have been impacted by Hurricane Ida in Louisiana.

The owner of the furniture store in Houston, Jim McIngvale, is sending about 30 trucks full of relief supplies to the city. In addition, he’s welcoming residents that have evacuated to Houston to sleeping at his furniture store for free.

Starting Monday, volunteers will be assisting his north Houston store to collect donations from Monday through Wednesday.

“Our hearts go out for the residents of Louisiana, especially in New Orleans residents are getting hit by this terrible hurricane,” said McIngvale, who is also known as “Mattress Mack.”



“So on Monday at Gallery Furniture from eight to five in the afternoon, we’re gonna have a giant drive. Looking for people to bring non-perishable foods, diapers, all the normal things for hurricanes and we’re gonna get about 30 trucks and take them to Louisiana to help the people out and be doing that as long as the need’s there. And we’re also having Louisiana residents that evacuated to Houston sleep here free,” he told KPRC 2 Click2Houston.

Watch below the video of ‘Mattress Mack’ preparing to send his trucks full of relief supplies.



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