Bass Pro founder donates 1 million masks to health care workers


Johnny Morris, the founder of Bass Pro Shops, has donated one million FDA-approved facemasks to healthcare workers and first responders via the Convoy of Hope, a disaster relief non-profit.

“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.

According to a news release, they have been working on the logistics of the donation “since in the onset of the crisis.” Morris was assisted by True Timber CEO Rusty Sellars who sourced the masks through his fabric suppliers.

The donation will be distributed to workers across the country.

Bass Pro Shops and Convoy of Hope have had a partnership for more than 20 years because both are founded and headquartered in Springfield, Missouri.

“We are extremely grateful to our nation’s healthcare workers serving on the frontlines of this unprecedented global health crisis,” Morris said. “These heroic men and women continue to dedicate their lives to save the loved ones of others, and we are all honored to support them on behalf of everyone at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, and the communities we serve.”