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Bass Pro, Disney among big businesses aiding Hurricane Harvey relief

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Posted at 12:14 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 09:26:34-04

There are many big businesses in the U.S. offering assistance to the flood victims and first responders in Houston, Texas, as the city continues to endure heavy rains. 

Bass Pro Shops announced it is sending more than 80 Tracker boats to government agencies and rescue organizations aiding the Texas response efforts. In a news release, the company said it will also donate $40,000 worth of relief supplies via trucks headed to that area.

There are three Bass Pro stores in the Houston area.

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Earlier Tuesday, The Walt Disney Company and its Houston television station joined together to give $1 million to the American Red Cross. Disney said any employee donations will be matched.

Anheuser-Busch also said it would be helping. It halted beer production at a Georgia facility to instead can water. More than 100,000 cans were expected to arrive in Arlington, Texas today.

MillerCoors said it will send about 50,000 cans from its Virginia brewery to Texas.

PepsiCo is donating $1 million to the American Red Cross, fortune.com reports. It is also giving supplies to aid victims. 

Other big businesses making similar donations include Walmart, Amazon, Exxon Mobile, The Home Depot, Lowes, Starbucks and Google, fortune.com says.

Celebs and sports stars are getting involved as well. Actor Sandra Bullock has donated $1 million to help flood victims, while Houston Texans star defender J.J. Watt has helped generate more than $5 million to the Houston Flood Relief Fund.