Houston Furniture Store Supports Texas Army National Guard Soldiers

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Texas Army National Guard Soldiers rest in a furniture store in Katy, Texas.

The U.S. Army reports Houston-area businesses are providing generous support to soldiers and other emergency service personnel during rescue operations for Hurricane Harvey and related flooding.

Jim McIngvale, better known as "Mattress Mack," decided to turn his two Gallery Furniture showrooms in the city into evacuation shelters. Since Sunday, Gallery Furniture estimates it's had 400 people seek shelter at both stores.

According to an online petition set up on Change.org, "This man is a Houston icon that deserves to be remembered forever. Signing this petition will help us get what he deserves August 26 is to be declared as Mattress Mack Day in Houston."  As of Saturday morning, more than 185,000 people have signed the petition.




Photo Credit: US Army Photo by SGT Steve Johnson