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Bass Pro provided boats to rescue Harvey victims

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri (AP) ― Outdoor gear giant Bass Pro joined other corporations in sending aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

KOLR-TV reported the Springfield-based chain posted on its Facebook page about sending 80 Tracker boats for government agencies and rescue organizations to use along the Gulf Coast. Rescue calls poured in by the thousands, since the Category 4 hurricane ravaged the Texas coastline.

The company has also donated $40,000 in essential supplies to Springfield-based Convoy of Hope, which is also in the region helping victims.

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