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Published On: Fri, May 31st, 2013

Panera Bread raises funds as Bass Pro Shops also joins Convoy of Hope relief efforts for Oklahoma tornado vicitms

Convoy of Hope and Bass Pro Shops partnered once again to bring aid to the survivors of the devastating tornado that tore through Moore, Okla., killing two dozen people and destroying thousands of structures. Panera has set aside a portion of their profits to funds the ongoing relief efforts in Oklahoma.

Convoy of Hope semi truck“When we respond to disasters we are empowered to do so by trusted partners like Bass Pro Shops,” says Hal Donaldson, president and co-founder of Convoy of Hope, which, like Bass Pro Shops, is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri.

Panera Bread doanted ten percent of sales Thursday, May 30 (from 5-8 p.m) to help aid Convoy of Hope’s disaster relief efforts in tornado-stricken Moore, Oklahoma. Seven Southwest Missouri Panera Bread locations participated in the event.

“We rely on partners like Panera Bread during times of disaster to assist our efforts to bring comfort and relief to survivors,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. “We are grateful for their support.”

Bass Pro Shops, along with a partnering vendor, shipped two tractor-trailer loads of meals to Moore that included 90,000 meals ready-to-eat, cases of water, batteries, headlamps and jerky. They are also taking cash donations in their Oklahoma City and Broken Arrow stores for 90 days.

“Our family at Panera in this area remembers the tornadoes that hit Joplin two years ago, as well as Branson last year,” says Janet Parker, community relations manager for Panera Bread. “We feel honored to give our community an outlet to help our Oklahoma family and friends.”

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