‘Mattress Mack’ helps Texans shelter from the storm

Houston businessman Jim McIngvale opened his furniture stores to provide food and a warm place for those suffering from the storm.
2:08 | 02/17/21

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Transcript for ‘Mattress Mack’ helps Texans shelter from the storm
Let's say hello to ABC's Kyra Phillips with headlines out of DC. Great to see you. We begin here today with the miserable plunge of the Mercury across much of the country still in the grips of the terrible cold, power problems plaguing millions of people across eight states now, at least 20 people have died, Texas hitting temperatures not seen in a century. Several million people without power there. The lights going out yet again, on Houston's mayor, right in the middle of an interview. And a new storm is on the way, too, at least 37 states on alert for dangerous winter weather, from Dallas, to New York City, our ginger zee tells us this repeat storm will bring new ice and snow in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and then charge into the northeast. And developments on the covid-19 vaccine front, the CDC reporting 12% of Americans, nearly 40 million people, have now received at least one dose. The white house increasing allocations to states to 13.5 million, and doubling the weekly supply to pharmacies now. President Biden saying in Wisconsin, at that town hall, all Americans should be able to get a shot by July, and that this coming Christmas is likely to look a lot better and safer than last year's, and most k-8 schools could be open five days a week, by April. Fingers crossed. And of course, it's ash Wednesday. My kids already talking about this, the traditional religious observance, looking a bit different now, some churches changing things up. Offering drive through ashes, and even do it yourself bagged ashes. I want to know what all of you are giving up this season. And finally now, to the Houston legend, mattress Mack, Jim mcingvale once again turning his furniture stores from T storm and people can stay two hours or up to two days getting comfy on the couches and also free food and blankets and pretty awesome, the beloved store owner says he is teaching his 10-year-old granddaughter that the essence of living is giving. Taking that home to the household today. The twins are going to listen. 12y50 That is a beautiful lesson indeed.

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