Bass Pro Shops owner donates a million face masks to community
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Bass Pro Shops founder and owner Johnny Morris has donated one million protective face masks to healthcare workers and first responders working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis across the United States.
The nationwide donation comes as supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) are in high demand and short supply. “We are extremely grateful to our nation’s healthcare workers serving on the frontlines of this unprecedented global crisis,” said Morris.
“These heroic men and women continue to dedicate their lives and save the loved ones of others, and we are all honoured to support them on behalf of everyone at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s and the communities we serve.”
Convoy of Hope is using its national network of partners and volunteers to identify local appropriate hospitals and medical facilities and help distribute the masks based on needs and demands. The donations will provide thousands of hard-to-find masks to every local community – with a Bass Pro Shops or Cabela’s store, boat centre distribution centre and White River Marine Group manufacturing facility – to over 200 communities in total.
‘The generosity of Johnny Morris will make a significant impact in the battle against Coronavirus across North America,” said Jeff Nene, national spokesman for Convoy of Hope.
“At a time when our healthcare workers are being pushed to the limit, both physically and emotionally, we are grateful for partners like Johnny and his incredible team of outfitters who continue to place a priority on giving back and helping our medical professionals safely perform their life-saving duties.”