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Bass Pro Shops donates 2 million dollars to the Helping A Hero initiative in order to build homes for veterans who have endured extreme sacrifices while serving in the US military.
Johnny Morris, an American billionaire businessman, and the founder, majority owner, and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, said he has committed to covering 25% of the costs for the Helping A Hero initiative to build new homes for veterans.
The Helping A Hero initiative is an organization that specializes in building “specially adapted residences” for wounded military veterans. Morris said that the success of Bass Pro Shops would have not been successful without our US military soldiers and vets.
“We can never do enough to thank these families and all of our veterans who defend our freedoms,” Morris told Outsider. “We’re coming up on our 50th anniversary at Bass Pro Shops, and it wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for those who have defended our freedoms and those who support conservation.”
During a public announcement, Morris stated that his donation would be going towards building Marine sergeant Joe Bartel a new home. Bartel is from Charlotte, North Carolina, and he lost limbs during his service. Morris also said a part of the donation will also be paying the mortgage of Army Staff Sergeant Daniel Barnes.
The Helping A Hero initiative has helped give homes to over 100 veterans across the US in 23 different states. The organization says they are looking to expand that number even more. Those interested in donating or applying for the program can do so in the hyperlink above.