Outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops is sending dozens of its boats to the Houston, Texas, area to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey’s record flooding. Eighty Tracker boats will be used for search-and-rescue operations, with fire, police, and rescue teams receiving the vessels.
BPS is also supporting disaster response organizations by donating $40,000 in supplies. The contributions support the American Red Cross and Convoy of Hope, a humanitarian organization based in Springfield, Missouri. Donated supplies include protein-rich foods like beef jerky and peanuts for those in the field.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday as a Category 4 storm, pouring an estimated 22 inches of rain or more on the Houston area. At least ten people have reportedly died as a result, with that number expected to rise in the coming days. In total, some 50 inches of rain will fall over the length of the storm, more than Houston typically receives in a year.
Bass Pro has seven retail and seven boating center locations in Texas, including three in the greater Houston area. The company is supporting impacted associates through its Bass Pro Cares Fund, which provides support for critical living expenses in times of devastating need.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. To learn more about how you can help, visit redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey.