'Mattress Mack' to open up his furniture store to all on Thanksgiving

The hometown hero who turned his store into a shelter during Hurricane Harvey announced he is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner and inviting all members of the community to attend.
3:42 | 11/13/17

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We're joined by hometown hero I remember this guy from when I was a kid in Houston, he is a Houston legend. This is mattress Mack owner of gallery furniture. And, yes, give it up for mattress Mack. Like I said he did so much to help so many victims of hurricane Harvey opening his store doors for evacuees who had nowhere else to go and hasn't stopped helping since the hurricane. You're such an inspiration during that hard time for so many people. Reremember you opening your doors for families who had nowhere to go. How many people did you help during that time. Well, you know we had about 300 people in each store for several nights at the store in Richmond and over the next three weeks probably helped 70 or 80,000 with cleaning supplies and baby diapers, things like that the best part is the wonderful Houston community that's done so much so it's obligation to give back. You definitely are doing that. Not only did you do it during the storm, but even after, you charted a 737 jet.@ you flew first responders and military vets to game six of the world series. We went out there to L.A. Trying to close out that game. We didn't do it but all the first responders had a great time. So it was a lot of fun. They did so much for the community. They are the heroes in this whole deal. I agree with you 100% about that. Today I understand you have another big announcement for the city and what is that announcement? We do have a big announcement and the announcement is that come Thanksgiving day gallery furniture will be open for a gather and give thanks together. We'll have a Thanksgiving meal for the entire community at gallery furniture. So a lot of people are excited about that. If you have a lot of people you'll have a lot of food. How much food does it take. We'll have about 2500 pounds of Turkey and ham, enough to feed the New York giants put together. We'll have 625 pounds of sweet potatoes and 900 pies. We'll have the best food ever at gallery furnishry north freeway from 10:00 A.M. To 6:00 P.M. On Thanksgiving day. Give thanks to all the blessings we have. You know what, you are a blessing for the city of Houston and I hear you have one more little surprise and we have -- we're here at this home. This belongs to police crease. Come over here, Mrs. Crease. We have -- you have one more little surprise. Right, we want to tell miss crease we so much appreciate her and her spirit and heard so many great stories about her this morning we want to give her a house full of furniture. Oh. You know, our store is right up the street. Yes. So you drive up there and pick out everything you want and we'll deliver it right here. All right. Mrs. Crease, congratulations. Mattress Mack. Thank you so much. Man. You really are an inspiration and great asset to the city of Houston. I tell you what, when I was a kid I always wanted to meet you. You were always so great and so gracious in everything that you've done. It is a pleasure for me to sit here with you today and talk to you about the great things you're doing for the city and hopefully you inspire people to give back to the cities that they are part of. It's an honor to be on the show and, you know, the essence of living is giving. We get more by giving than we give and so if we can give away and help people then we've done something right in our life. We appreciate you for that. Let's go back to everybody in the studio. All right. Michael, thank you, thank you, mattress Mack. Great job, Michael. Robin, rob, amazing job by you and your teams in the field bringing us incredible stories of recovery. Still a very long way to go for so many and you can learn how to help on our website. Goodmorningamerica.com on Yahoo!

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