Bass Pro Shops Donates Boats to Hurricane Relief

HOUSTON— In the wake of one of the most catastrophic natural events to hit North America in living memory, mega-retailer Bass Pro Shops is lending a hand by donating more than 80 boats to rescue missions for Hurricane Harvey.

According to a company release, the boats will come from the Springfield-based dealer’s Tracker Boats brand.

Recent reports from Houston media claim that more than 3,000 people have been recruited to help save the victims of record breaking floods.

“Bass Pro Shops is coordinating with local, state and federal agencies – including police, fire and rescue teams on the ground – to support ongoing rescue and relief efforts related to Hurricane Harvey,” stated the release. “The outdoor company is providing more than 80 Tracker boats to government agencies and rescue organizations in Houston and other impacted communities in Texas.”

Bass Pro Shops move echoes that of outdoors enthusiasts across the country, some of whom—like Louisiana’s Cajun Navy—have taken it upon themselves to lend assistance and save lives in the wake of the storm.