UNT alums demonstrated their unwavering commitment to caring for others by helping their fellow Texans during the state's extreme winter weather in February. Jim McIngvale (pictured) -- better known as "Mattress Mack" -- opened up his Houston-based Gallery Furniture locations to house those without electricity.

Randi Skinner ('08), co-founder of Denton Grassroots Water Crew, worked with other local volunteers, including Keely Gilchriest Briggs ('99) and Keri Caruthers ('94), to help distribute necessities. Seth Morgan ('93), owner of Denton County Brewing Company, filled containers for visitors from his brewery's 700-gallon tank of filtered, distilled water and handed out cases of free water to the community.

Ben Esely ('08), owner of Bearded Monk, along with alums John Williams ('05) and George Ferrie ('20) helped distribute water in collaboration with Fisher 59 and the volunteer disaster recovery nonprofit The Cajun Army, and donated to nonprofits such as Our Daily Bread, Monsignor King Outreach Center, Good Samaritan Society, Denton County Friends of the Family and Rivera Elementary School.

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