“Our partnership with Bass Pro Shops is long standing and valued by our entire team. They are a retailer known for excellent products but also for reaching out to communities that are hurting.”
Springfield, MI (PRWEB) May 30, 2013
Convoy of Hope and Bass Pro Shops partnered once again to bring aid to the survivors of the devastating EF-5 tornado that tore through Moore, Okla., killing two dozen people and destroying thousands of structures.
“When we respond to disasters we are empowered to do so by trusted partners like Bass Pro Shops,” says Hal Donaldson, president and co-founder of Convoy of Hope, which, like Bass Pro Shops, is headquartered in Springfield, Mo.
Bass Pro Shops, along with a partnering vendor, shipped two tractor-trailer loads of meals to Moore that included 90,000 meals ready-to-eat, cases of water, batteries, headlamps and jerky. They are also taking cash donations in their Oklahoma City and Broken Arrow stores for 90 days; and recently offered associates in the Ozarks the chance to donate items for storm survivors. Volunteers from the Oklahoma stores also assisted our teams in debris removal.
Two years ago, Bass Pro Shops partnered with Convoy of Hope when the organization responded to the Joplin, Mo., tornado. In 2011 Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops and his wife, Jeanie, received Convoy of Hope’s Legacy Award, which is given annually.
About Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope, founded in 1994, has a long history as a first responder in times of natural disasters and has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator for nine consecutive years. Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization, has a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing. For the latest updates, please visit their website.
Convoy of Hope:
Jeff Roman, 417-942-7570
Public Relations Desk
Jeff Nene, 417-860-2196