The owner of a Texas-based furniture store chain is opening two of his stores as warming centers in Houston to shelter people from the winter storm.
Many people in the area have suffered power outages that have lasted more than 24 hours, forcing them to seek refuge in warm areas outside their cold, unheated homes.
Since many of these people have nowhere to go, a furniture store owner who goes by the name of “Mattress Mack” opened two of his furniture stores and turned them into warming centers, KTRK reported.
“We’re here to help the community,” Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture, told KPRC. “A lot of people are without power. Come see us until the power gets back on.”
The warming centers are complete with food, hot chocolate, sweatshirts, coffee, and blankets.
“The cold is bitter, so we’re opening up the doors to Houstonians,” Mack said, adding that