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Posted: November 14, 2017

Mattress store owner to offer mental health grants, Thanksgiving feast in Hurricane Harvey’s wake

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 file photo, water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise in Houston. The chances of a hurricane drenching Texas, like Harvey did, have soared six fold in just a quarter century with global warming and will likely triple once again before the end of the century, says a new study published Monday, Nov. 12, 2017, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 file photo, water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise in Houston. The chances of a hurricane drenching Texas, like Harvey did, have soared six fold in just a quarter century with global warming and will likely triple once again before the end of the century, says a new study published Monday, Nov. 12, 2017, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

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By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

The store made national headlines when Jim McIngvale opened his mattress stores as shelters for those who were flooded by Hurricane Harvey. Now, the furniture seller known as “Mattress Mack” is helping those impacted by the storm heal from the mental wounds left behind, KTRK reported.

McIngvale’s daughter, Dr. Liz McIngvale, is a Baylor College of Medicine professor and social worker. The family is now offering mental health grants to those still suffering through Peace of Mind Foundation.

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But the elder McIngvale is helping feed the body as well as the mind this Thanksgiving.

He has announced via the store’s Instagram page, that he and his family will be hosting a massive Thanksgiving feast, The Austin American-Statesman reported.

The store plans to serve 2,450 pounds of turkey, 2,450 pounds of ham, 625 pounds of sweet potatoes, 625 pounds of dressing, 1,200 pounds of mashed potatoes, 477 pounds of cranberry sauce, 900 pies and 6,000 dinner rolls.

They’re also looking for volunteers to help serve the dinner and clean up. For more information on how you can help, click here.

The Austin American-Statesman contributed to this story.


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