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Runhappy Owner Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale Pitching In With Kentucky Flood Relief Efforts

Jim McIngvale

Texas-based Thoroughbred owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale's Mattress Mack and Gallery Furniture has launched a Kentucky flood relief effort and their response team is working to help victims of the deadly flooding that swept through Eastern Kentucky.

McIngvale is a staunch supporter of Kentucky's racing and breeding industry. His Gallery Furniture, which he opened in Houston in 1981, is billed as the 'World's Largest Furniture Store'.

In a Twitter post @MattressMack on Friday, McIngvale said: “We have a team on the ground in Kentucky to help remove downed trees, muck out homes and more. Let's pay it forward after all the help we have received after (Hurricane) Harvey. With your help we can continue to do good!”

The first wave of Gallery Furniture's relief efforts will be in the form of soliciting volunteers to do heavy, non-stop manual labor that will include helping to cut up trees, clear paths for vehicles to get through, mucking out homes and more. Brave volunteers who intend to help should be mentally and physically strong and able to survive working hard in the heat.

Additionally, Gallery Furniture and Mattress Mack are soliciting donations to be used to help fund the relief effort.  You can also bring a check, cash, or gift cards directly to Mattress Mack at 6006 North Freeway Gallery Furniture in Houston or donate through GoFundMe.

A link to a form for volunteer for relief efforts can be accessed by clicking here.

Click here to learn about Kentucky Flood Relief.

Click here to learn about School Supply Drive.

McIngvale, who is known for his generous support of Houston-area charities that includes furniture donations to needy families, campaigned 2015 champion sprinter Runhappy, who stands at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky, and has lent that horse's name to marketing and sponsorship efforts at Kentucky racetracks. This year, Runhappy is the title sponsor of Ellis Park's 100th season, which runs from July 8 through Aug. 28

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