'Heart Of Gold': Furniture Store Owner Opens Showroom To Flood Victims

Jim McIngvale — also known as "Mattress Mack" — opened his 160,000 square foot showroom to persons displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

CBS’ This Morning profiled McIngvale's charitable endeavor on Wednesday.

Watch the CBS' profile below.


“I’m part capitalist and part social worker and this is what I like to do,” said McIngvale. “This is what my parents would have done.”

CBS’s McIngvale profile also indicated that the businessman donates furniture to needy families during the Christmas season; he has donated furniture to teachers lounges in local schools as well.

McIngvale housed two hundred evacuees from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

“Just look around, the man is an angel,” said Jerry Burke, a evacuee from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 who ended up working at McIngvale’s furniture business.

“He has a heart of gold,” said one evacuee of McIngvale.

McIngvale appears to be a religious man, judging by some of social media posts on Twitter and Facebook.

McIngvale has used his social media profile to invite displaced persons to find shelter and food at his furniture showroom, which is also pet-friendly.

McIngvale's Twitter profile states: "If it is to be, it is up to me!"

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