Bass Pro Founder Donates 1 Million Face Masks to COVID-19 Health Care Workers
OutdoorHub Editor: Keenan Crow 04.21.20
Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris is personally donating 1 million face masks to healthcare workers and first responders working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis across the United States.
According to the news release, Convoy of Hope will distribute the FDA-approved ASTM Level 1 Procedure Face Masks in every Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s community across the country. The logistics of the donation have been in the works since in the onset of the crisis. Morris worked with Bass Pro Shops partner Rusty Sellars, CEO of True Timber, to source the masks through his apparel and fabric suppliers.
This nationwide donation comes as supplies for personal protective equipment are in extreme high demand and short supply in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the release said.
“The generosity of Johnny Morris will make a significant impact in the battle against coronavirus across North America,” said Jeff Nene, national spokesperson for Convoy of Hope. “At a time when our healthcare workers are being pushed to the limit physically and emotionally, we’re 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 live-saving duties.”
Bass Pro Shops and Convoy of Hope have had a long-standing partnership for over 20 years because both are founded and based out of Springfield, Missouri.