Bass Pro Shops is stepping up for Texas by donating dozens of boats to aid rescue efforts AP Photo/David J. Phillip
Rescue boats fill Tidwell Rd. as they help flood victims evacuate as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Bass Pro Shops announced in a press release on Monday that it would be making donations for immediate relief in the form of more than 80 boats.

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The outdoor company said it was donating $40,000 in protein-rich food, like jerky and peanuts, and more than 80 Tracker boats to assist in rescue efforts as Hurricane Harvey flooding challenges communities.

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As KXAN noted, Bass Pro Shops has seven stores in Texas, including three in Houston. They are also helping Bass Pro Shop employees affected by the storm with the Bass Pro Care Fund, which “provides support for critical living expenses in times of devastating need.”

The boat help comes at a critical moment, as it’s clear that rescue efforts have been overwhelming. Fox Business reported that 3,000 people have already been rescued and residents with boats have been recruited to help.

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