Bass Pro Shops Provides 80 Boats For Hurricane Relief

In response to Hurricane Harvey, Bass Pro Shops will provide 80 Tracker boats to government agencies and rescue organizations along with more than $40,000 in relief supplies.


Bass Pro Shops responded to Hurricane Harvey with what it knows best – bass boats. The Missouri-based fishing and hunting retail chain deployed more than 80 Tracker boats to help with rescue efforts.

With three locations in the Houston area, and seven throughout Texas, Bass Pro Shops also donated more than $40,000 in relief supplies to the American Red Cross and Convoy of Hope.

Hurricane Harvey Response: Bass Pro Shops

Hurricane Harvey is a disaster of epic proportions. It has leveled the Texas coast, causing up to $30 billion in damages. Analysts call it one of the worst disasters in American history.

As it rages on with flooding, damage, and personal loss, thousands of volunteers have swept into the city to help rescue individuals in need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency estimates more than 450,000 people will ultimately apply for federal assistance.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott calls it “one of the largest disasters America has ever faced.”

The aluminum Tracker boats provide mobility and space for relief efforts.

Bass Pro Shops encourages people who want to support relief efforts to donate directly to the American Red Cross.

Nate Mitka

Midwest born, Nate Mitka is based in the GearJunkie Denver office. He is an advocate of all outdoor activities and has developed some habits, like running without headphones, eating raw vegetables, and fixing the chain on his ratty old bike.