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Bass Pro Shops Announces Support for Convoy of Hope’s Hurricane Ian Recovery
SPRINGFIELD, MO — NOVEMBER 7, 2022 — Bass Pro Shops and its founder, Johnny Morris, have announced that customer donations across all 12 Bass Pro Shops and World Wide Sportsman locations in Florida will be routed to support Convoy of Hope’s Hurricane Ian response during the months of November and December.
“I had the opportunity to visit our Fort Myers team after the storm,” Morris said. “It was very emotional. I couldn’t be any prouder of this group of people for how they carry themselves, for how they’re looking out for each other and for what they mean to each other, to their community and to our company. We are humbled by the opportunity to help our friends, neighbors, fellow Outfitters and fellow sportsmen and women as they rebuild their homes and community.”
Through these instore and online donations — whereby customers add funds onto their transactions — sportsmen and women shopping in Destin, Tallahassee, Orlando, Islamorada, Miami and other Florida communities can support their friends and neighbors in Fort Myers when they need it most.
“As Convoy of Hope continues to serve storm survivors, we are grateful to Johnny Morris and Bass Pro Shops for their incredible support,” said Convoy Vice President of Public Engagement Ethan Forhetz. “Their partnership over the years has empowered Convoy to help tens of thousands of people struggling to recover following disasters. Their generous response to Hurricane Ian is no exception and will go a long way toward helping Floridians get back on their feet.”
To date, Convoy has served more than 115,000 Floridians through its Hurricane Ian response. Ian is one of 30 disasters Convoy has responded to within the U.S. this year. Since its founding, Convoy has responded to more than 600 disasters worldwide.
About Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops is North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today the company provides customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more. In 2017 Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela’s to create a “best-of-the-best” experience with superior products, dynamic locations and outstanding customer service. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”
About Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator every year since 2002. Convoy of Hope has served more than 200 million people since it was founded in 1994. For more information, please visit convoyofhope.org.