Local Businesses In Houston Are Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims Any Way They Can

Local businesses with close ties to communities affected by Hurricane Harvey are stepping up to lend a hand.

Major organizations and companies like the American Red Cross and Disney/ABC respectively have pledged resources and large sums of money to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, but just as important as those big gestures are the acts of compassion and kindness many smaller Houston-based businesses are taking part in.

In Houston and the surrounding areas, there's no shortage of local businesses looking to lend a hand in any way they can. We've already told you about neighboring Louisiana's all-volunteer "Cajun Navy" that has come to the rescue of many stranded Texans, and workers at Texas breweries who donated hundreds of gallons of much-needed drinking water, but that's just the tip of the charitable iceberg.

Mashable reports the Houston-based "Mattress Mack" — AKA Jim McIngvale — has converted two of his massive and well-known Gallery Furniture stores into emergency shelters for those looking to escape rising flood waters. McIngvale made the announcement via Twitter on August 27, including photos of Texans (many with young children) who had already taken him up on his offer.


"Your community is lucky to have you!" one commenter wrote. "So kind indeed!"

HEB, a Texas-based grocery store company with over 150 locations throughout the Lonestar State is another business with close ties to the community that's stepping up to lend a hand. According to Mashable, the family-run company has already sent its mobile kitchens to Houston to provide meals for people. HEB is also providing pharmacies and ATMs for those in need.

Per Twitter, Sysco Corporation, which is the leader in foodservice distribution with headquarters in Houston, is ensuring necessary supplies like food and water are being distributed "where they are needed most." Bealls, a Houston-based department store with outlets all over the country, has also made it clear they are helping those in need

For more information on how you can help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, click here.  


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